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Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C.

Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., is the Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, a role he began in March of 2012. He formerly served as executive director of the Center for Social Concerns (2002-2012) at Notre Dame. He also teaches in the Department of Political Science and is a fellow of both the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. 

As the Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs, Fr. Bill assists in deepening the conversation across the academy on issues of importance to the Church. He is also the liaison for Notre Dame to the Congregation of Holy Cross, the University’s founding religious community, the U.S. Bishops, the USCCB and its affiliates, the Holy See, and he oversees the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem.

Fr. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in English with minors in French and Philosophy from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He received his M.Div. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his doctorate in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.  His research and teaching has focused on human rights, religion and politics in Latin America, and the politics of poverty. He has given talks and lectures throughout the country, and serves on a number of related domestic and international boards. In 2013, Fr. Bill received Catholic Charities U.S.A.’s “Keep the Dream Alive” award that honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

A native of Little Falls, Minnesota, Fr. Bill is one of ten children and has a twin brother, Jim, who is also a Holy Cross priest. When he is not traveling, he lives on the Notre Dame campus with the Dawgs of Alumni Hall.


Chuck Lamphier

Chuck Lamphier

Chuck Lamphier serves as Director of Church Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from Notre Dame, Lamphier joined the Alliance for Catholic Education and served as a high school teacher and campus minister for four years at Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas. Lamphier returned to work at Notre Dame in 2007, first with the Alliance for Catholic Education and then with the Office of Mission Engagement and Church Affairs. He holds Masters degrees in Nonprofit Administration and Education.


Marianne T. FitzGerald

Marianne T. FitzGerald

Marianne FitzGerald serves as the Program Manager in the Office of Mission Engagement and Church Affairs, working with programs for faculty and staff including the Faculty Chaplaincy Program and the Sorin Seminar for Faculty. Marianne is also the coordinator of the House of Brigid, which invites post-grads to spend a year engaging in service to the Catholic Church in Ireland. She holds a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics and a B.A. from Boston College and an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School.  Before coming to Notre Dame, Marianne had worked in various roles at Boston College, Harvard Divinity School, M.I.T., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and at Commonweal magazine. A proud native of Boston, she now resides in South Bend with her husband and son.


Andy Mason

Andrew T. Mason

Andy Mason serves as the Senior Staff Assistant in the Office of Mission Engagement and Church Affairs. Andy has been with the Notre Dame family since 2006 and joined Mission Engagement and Church Affairs at its inception in 2012. Raised in the South Bend area, he came to Notre Dame from McGuireWoods, a law firm in Chicago. Since joining the University, he has had the pleasure of working in both the Law School and the President’s Office. Andy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University in 1994. He is happily married and has two lovely daughters.