SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Dick Rosenthal, a retired banker with no experience as an athletics administrator, was named Notre Dame athletic director Tuesday.
Rosenthal, 54, of South Bend, played basketball at Notre Dame and captained the team in 1954, his senior year. He succeeds Gene Corrigan, who resigned last month to become commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
"I can assure you I think the most important thing I can do in this job is to ensure the integrity of a great, great athletic program," Rosenthal said. "If we do that, we need never apologize for losing."
The appointment was announced by the Rev. E. William Beauchamp, executive vice president of the university and chairman of Notre Dame's faculty board for athletics.