‘Bittersweet’ Milestone for a Catholic University
Sep 2023

‘Bittersweet’ Milestone for a Catholic University

Notre Dame de Namur is celebrating its 100th anniversary as administrators prepare to sell the California campus to keep the institution afloat.

By  Jessica Blake

Michael B. Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a nonpartisan think tank, said he sees “promising signs” for Notre Dame de Namur.

“The real estate that they’re sitting on, that’s a lot of assets. I assume that will help them with their enrollment plans,” Horn said. “And what we see consistently is that when you have more focus, that reduces complexity and an operation that reduces the need for administrative overhead.”

Horn also noted challenges ahead, including finding another location for the campus.


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