Paul Browne

Paul Browne

Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications

Working closely with the President, Paul J. Browne oversees communications, marketing, and community relations through engagement with the University’s multiple internal and external audiences.

Browne served previously as the New York City Police Department’s deputy commissioner for public information, press secretary, and chief of staff for the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and in similar posts at the U.S. Treasury Department, the New York State Court of Appeals, and the New York State Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, and also as vice president for advancement at his alma mater, Marist College. Earlier in his career, Browne was a political reporter and later bureau chief for various New York newspapers.

A native of the Bronx, Browne received a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Marist and master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He and his wife, Sarah, have an adult daughter, Lacey.

Dennis Brown

Dennis Brown

Assistant Vice President for News and Media Relations

Dennis Brown serves as chief spokesman and is the assistant vice president for news and media relations. His duties include oversight of issues management, media relations, internal communications and institutional news.

Cindy Sanders

Cidni Sanders

Executive Director, Strategic Communications

Ms. Sanders oversees the areas of Marketing Communcations, which operates as a for-hire marketing agency for campus communicators; and Strategic Content, the University's storytelling and brand journalism unit.

Tim Sexton

Tim Sexton

Associate Vice President of Public Affairs

As Associate Vice President for Public Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, Tim focuses on state and local government relations, as well as community relations. He serves as the primary liaison between Notre Dame and community leaders.

Laura Mcaleer

Laura Parker McAleer

Associate Vice President, Federal & Washington Relations

Laura McAleer serves as the University’s spokesperson and representative in our Nation’s capital, responsible for the development and execution of the University’s communications and engagement strategy in Washington, DC.