Notre Dame has appointed David Bailey as the new head of the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research, according to a University press release. As associate vice president for strategic planning, Bailey will assist the Office of the President in developing the University’s strategic plan, assessing progress, overseeing departmental strategic planning and issuing reviews for the provost and executive vice president, the release stated. University President Fr. John Jenkins said Bailey’s past experience outside the University as well as his time as the interim head of the office have prepared him well for the position. “David’s experience as a Notre Dame alumnus, his time in the office he will now head, and his long and distinguished career in business amply equip him for this critical position,” Jenkins said in the release. “His appointment further strengthens the University’s advancement toward institutional excellence.” Bailey graduated from Notre Dame in 1983 before receiving an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1997. He previously worked at IBM, Wall Street firm Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co. and Goldman Sachs.
A residential fire forced emergency personnel to close a portion of St. Mary’s Road in Franklin County for over two hours on Wednesday night.The initial report of the road closure was announced via Nixle, a community text message alert system, at 9:56 p.m.The Brookville Fire Department and Eagle Fire Company of Oldenburg responded to the scene on St. Mary’s Road near Pumphouse Road in Oak Forest.The intersection of St. Mary’s and Pumphouse Road is close to Ss. Philomena and Cecilia Catholic Church.According to Assistant Brookville Fire Chief Larry Race, both departments were able to minimize damage but had to close the road from 10:00 p.m. to midnight due to the proximity of the property to the road.Race indicated that a wood stove in the chimney may have caused to the fire.“No injuries [were reported],” said Race. “We’re estimating $20,000 in damage maybe, but that is just an initial estimate.”“For what we had and where it was at, I was very proud of both departments that responded. They got it down very quickly and was able to saved a lot personal property,” Race said.Original Post 10/24A Nixle message was sent out to the community last night regarding a house fire in Franklin County.The fire occurred on St. Mary’s Road near Pumphouse Road around 9:56 p.m. last night. As a result, the road was closed for unspecified amount of time.The fire was near Ss. Philomena and Cecilia Catholic Church in Oak Forest.According to sources, multiple fire departments responded to the scene, including Eagle Fire Company of Oldenburg.WRBI will keep you up-to-date on this developing story.Nixle is a text-message service utilized by emergency services and government agencies to keep community members informed on important community events.