The University of Notre Dame hires Pedro Ribeiro, who most recently served as senior VP for communications and public affairs at the Association of American Universities, as VP for public affairs and communications, effective Oct. 2.
Before joining the AAU, Ribeiro was deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and he was also director of the office of communications for the District of Columbia government.
At Notre Dame, Ribeiro will provide strategic communications and governmental relations advice to the president and other senior University leaders, communicating about and advocating for the mission and priorities of Notre Dame. He will oversee the offices of public affairs, University communications and Notre Dame Magazine.
“He combines extensive experience in local and federal government with a deep knowledge of research universities gained through his leadership role with the Association of American Universities,” said University of Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins.