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By Spring 2007

Richard C. Notebaert, the Denver, Colorado-based chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc., was elected the sixth chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees in February. His three-year term begins July 1. An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s degree in business administration, Notebaert is no newcomer to the University. His election follows 10 years of service on the board, for which he chairs the University Relations and Public Affairs and Communications Committee. He is also one of the University’s 12 fellows, the top governing body of the University that consists of six Holy Cross priests and six lay members. The fellows elect the trustees, adopt and amend bylaws and are charged with maintaining Notre Dame’s Catholic character, a priority Notebaert emphasized in the announcement of his new responsibilities. Notebaert has been widely praised in the telecommunications industry for resurrecting Qwest, then one of the four Regional Bell Operating Companies, from financial ruin since joining the firm as its top executive in 2002. He also serves on President George W. Bush’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He succeeds Patrick F. McCartan, an 18-year veteran of the Board of Trustees who served as its chairman for the past seven years. . . . Notre Dame may have lost

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