Vice President for Campus Safety and Event Management
Mike Seamon was appointed Vice President for Campus Safety and Event Management on April 29, 2016. In this newly created position, Mike will continue to oversee the Campus Safety Division and football Game Day Operations. He will take on oversight of the multiple components associated with event spaces on campus and has been charged with unifying the process related to major events on campus, whether hosted by an internal Notre Dame department or outside group.
Prior to his current position, Mike served as Associate Vice President for the Campus Safety Division since October 1, 2010. His responsibilities with Campus Safety include overseeing the Notre Dame Security Police Department, the Office of Risk Management & Safety, the Notre Dame Fire Department, and the University’s emergency preparedness program. He, also serves as Director of Game Day Operations with responsibility for all University facets that are related to a home football game weekend.
Prior to his current positions, Mike previously served as Assistant Vice President for University Events and Protocol beginning in July 2008 and added the Director of Game Day Operations to his set of responsibilities in 2009.
Mike also served as the Executive Assistant to the two individuals who have most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Dr. John Affleck-Graves and Fr. Tim Scully, C.S.C. As the Executive Vice President’s chief staff person, Mike was directly responsible for the daily operations of the office.
Prior to, and in between, his two stints in the Office of the Executive Vice President, Mike worked for the Vice President of Finance and the Vice President of Business Operations serving as executive assistant to each officer.
In 1994, Mike was hired as the second employee of the newest Major League Baseball franchise, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. As Director of Sales and Marketing, Mike’s responsibilities included overseeing the team’s ticket sales and operations as well as the sale of private suites and skyboxes. While with the Devil Rays, he also played integral roles in public relations and numerous major sponsorship agreements. Mike designed and introduced the team’s inaugural merchandise line and was involved in the $80 million renovation to Tropicana Field.
Mike received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. While pursuing his master’s degree, he served as the business manager intern for the University’s Athletic Department with a focus in business, game management, and ticket operations.
Mike graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1992 with a degree in business administration, majoring in management. During his time at Notre Dame, he served as head manager for Coach Lou Holtz and the Notre Dame Football team and was responsible for the 250-member Student Manager’s Organization.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mike currently resides in South Bend and is involved in a variety of community activities. He is a graduate of the South Bend/Mishawaka Leadership Program, and has served as the chair of the Logan Center’s Foundation Board of Trustees and has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County.