Chosen to Lead

Chosen to Lead

While the residents of Sorin Hall often seize the opportunity to sit down with their priest in residence, Notre Dame President Emeritus Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., it’s a prospect that doesn’t often present itself to the rest of the world. But here’s your chance! Join us for this week’s Inspiring Conversations session: “Chosen to Lead.” We will have the opportunity to learn the why behind Monk’s vocation and the long-lasting career it has manifested — including leadership roles he was chosen for, not ones he sought out.

Introducing Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Presented by Tom Schreier

Tom Schreier, founding director of the Inspired Leadership Initiative, provides an introduction to this weeks’ topic: “Chosen to Lead” and special guest, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.

Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C.

Presented by Tom Schreier

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., completed his 18th and final year as president of the University of Notre Dame on July 1, 2005. He now serves as president emeritus. As the University’s 16th president, Father Malloy was elected by the Board of Trustees in 1986, having served five years as vice president and associate provost. Father Malloy is a full professor in the Department of Theology and has been a member of the faculty since 1974. As president emeritus, he continues to teach, conducting a seminar for first-year undergraduates each semester, and he makes his home in a student residence hall on campus.

He is the author of more than 50 articles and book chapters, the editor or co-editor of two books, and has published eleven books. Father Malloy earned his doctorate in Christian ethics from Vanderbilt University in 1975, and Vanderbilt honored him in 1998 with the establishment of a chair in Catholic studies in his name. He has also been awarded 25 honorary degrees. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Notre Dame in 1963 and 1967, and a second master’s degree, in theology, in 1969 while studying for the priesthood. He was ordained to the priesthood in Sacred Heart Basilica on campus in 1970.

Father Malloy’s service to higher education has been long-standing and presently includes membership on the boards of the University of Portland, St. Thomas University, Notre Dame Australia, and our own Notre Dame Board of Trustees. In 2009, he completed service of two terms on the Vanderbilt board. In addition, during his 18 years as President of the University of Notre Dame, he played a leadership role in many of the major higher education associations, including the American Council on Education (ACE), the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), Campus Compact, the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and various committees of the NCAA. 

Father Malloy also played a leadership role in efforts to promote community service and combat substance abuse. In addition to his involvement in Campus Compact, his roles in encouraging social service have included activity with AmeriCorps, Points of Light Foundation, the board of governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and activity connected to the 1997 President’s Service Summit in Philadelphia.

In combating substance abuse, Father Malloy has been a member of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, President Bush’s Advisory Council on Drugs, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana, and he is currently a member of the board of the Center on Addiction, (formerly National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse) at Columbia University, for which he has chaired a number of commissions, particularly dealing with substance abuse among adolescents and among college and university students. He has also been co-chair of a major study on college drinking for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. In a related matter, he chaired an NCAA committee on sports wagering.

Father Malloy has served the Catholic Church in a number of capacities, including participation on the Ex corde Ecclesiae committee and the Bishops-Presidents committee of the U. S. Catholic Conference.

In 2013 he was appointed to Riley Children’s Hospital Board of Governors and serves on the South Bend Leadership Committee for Riley Children’s Foundation. In August 2008, Father Malloy donated a kidney to his nephew and since then has become an advocate for organ transplantation and been involved in numerous lectures and symposium and served as honorary chair of the National Kidney Foundation of Greater Northern Indiana 2009 Kidney Walk.

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Featured Speakers: 

  • Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
  • Tom Schreier, Co-Founding Director, Inspired Leadership Initiative

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