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Director named for Master of Science in Administration Program

by Kathleen Joyce, Notre Dame News and Information

February 28, 2005

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Thomas J. Harvey has been appointed director of the Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Harvey most recently served as senior vice-president of the member service division at the Alliance for Children and Families in Milwaukee.  He also taught in a certificate program on nonprofit management for the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay.

“Tom’s experience, network, energy, and vision will be a tremendous asset for the MSA Program and for efforts of the College of Business and Notre Dame to serve the needs of the nonprofit sector,” said Carolyn Y. Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the College.

Established in 1954, the MSA program is designed to hone the administrative leadership skills of people working in social service organizations. The program was restructured in 2001 to include a core curriculum of courses on grant writing, development, financial management, marketing, accounting, human resource management, communications, and ethics, all tailored for the not-for-profit sector.

Harvey, who has held a variety of professional and social service positions for 35 years, served as president of Catholic Charities USA from 1982 to 1992.  In 2003, the Council on Social Work Education named Harvey one of the 51 leaders in the field of social work during the past 50 years.

Harvey earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo College in Philadelphia , master’s degrees in sacred theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and in social planning and community organization from Columbia University , and a certificate in nonprofit management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania .