Dan Parrish, C.S.C.
Graduate Student Research Assistant

Dan hails from the Great Northwest – Salem, Oregon. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Portland (business administration), and he studied divinity (2003), and nonprofit administration (2008) at the University of Notre Dame.

For two years after graduation from U.P., he worked full time as a concrete finisher in Oregon.  He then entered the Congregation of Holy Cross, and was sent to Notre Dame for his formation.  He took Final Vows in the fall of 2003, and was ordained a Holy Cross priest in Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart in April of 2004.

Dan’s first assignment was as rector of Zahm Hall, a men’s undergraduate residence hall at ND, from 2003-2007. He then spent a year in ND’s Office of Budget and Planning as a financial consultant. He is an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoys music, languages, woodworking, cigars, and all sports (especially college football).

He is a fourth year doctoral student in higher education administration, studying organizational behavior and management. His research interests include leadership and Catholic higher education.  Dan is currently working on his dissertation exploring the role of sensemaking in boundary-spanning leadership, especially in Catholic higher education.

(The C.S.C. after his name stands for the Latin, Congregatio a Sancta Cruce, or “Congregation of Holy Cross.”  Holy Cross (Sainte-Croix) is the suburb of LeMans, France, where the Congregation was founded in the 1830s.)

Send Dan an email at: djpcsc@umich.edu