Office of the President
John P. Galovic, Ed.D.
Notre Dame College’s Interim President
John P. Galovic, Ed.D., became interim President of the College effective May 13, 2019. Galovic has been at Notre Dame since 2005 most recently serving as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and as an associate professor of education and teacher licensure officer. He previously served the College as interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and interim Vice President of the Finn Center for Graduate, Adult and Professional Education. He also was the College’s interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Chair of the Division of Professional Education.
The College Story
Notre Dame College provides a career-focused liberal arts education, so students are prepared to be successful in their chosen fields; service learning and a values-based curriculum, so students get real-world work experience; and caring personal attention in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, so students develop as innovative spirits.
Founded as an all-women’s school in 1922 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. Notre Dame became coeducational in 2001 and since then, total enrollment has grown from 875 to nearly 1,700. But it has never lost sight of its focus on helping students succeed in school, contribute to their communities, deepen their respect for others and become good citizens for life.
Located in South Euclid, Ohio, the 48-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from downtown Cleveland and all the excitement and cultural wealth of the city, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cleveland Metroparks, several professional sports teams, and University Circle, one of the richest cultural, theatrical, entertainment, healthcare, and employment regions in the nation.
To read more about the College’s history and see a list of past presidents, click here.
Today, Notre Dame College offers stimulating academics, personalized attention, small class sizes, NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics and active student life programs. A snapshot of the fall 2017 traditional Notre Dame student population shows: 45 percent female, 55 percent male; 47 percent traditional minority; 55 percent student-athletes; 54 percent live on campus; 81 percent of freshmen applicants are accepted for admission. Thirty-six percent of the students are the first in their family to attend college. This year’s student body represents 33 states and 24 foreign countries.
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