John Affleck-Graves was elected executive vice president April 30, 2004, by the Board of Trustees. He holds the Notre Dame Chair in Finance and previously served for three years as vice president and associate provost.
Dr. Affleck-Graves’ responsibilities include administration of an operating budget of $1.6 billion and an endowment of more than $10 billion. He also oversees human resource activities for a work force of more than 4,000 employees – the largest in St. Joseph County – and directs the University’s construction program.
Dr. Affleck-Graves served on the Notre Dame faculty from 1986-2000 – the final three years as chairman of the Department of Finance and Business Economics – and returned in 2001 after a year at Florida State University as the Patty Hill Smith Eminent Scholar in Finance. He previously taught from 1975-86 at his alma mater, the University of Cape Town, where he earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
The author of more than 50 refereed publications, Dr. Affleck-Graves specializes in the study of initial public offerings, valuation and asset pricing models, and shareholder value added methodology. He has served as a consultant for numerous companies, including Allied Signal, Bayer, Merck, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Donnelly Glass.
Highly regarded in the classroom as well, Dr. Affleck-Graves has received eight outstanding teaching awards at Notre Dame – three in the regular MBA Program, four in the Executive MBA Program and one for undergraduate teaching – and two others at Cape Town.
While previously at Notre Dame, he was actively involved in University governance, serving on the Academic Council, the Academic Code of Honor Committee, the Faculty Senate, and as chair of the Provost’s Task Force on Curricular Innovation.
He is a native of South Africa who is now a U.S. citizen.