Retired Naval Officer to Command Advising

Winter 2012

Dale Nees was named senior director of Undergraduate Studies as of July 1, 2011. He is replacing Samuel Gaglio, assistant dean of Undergraduate Advising, who will be retiring later this year after serving the business school for more than 20 years.

As the senior director, Nees is responsible for the overall administration of the College’s undergraduate program and student advising. The office counsels more than 1,800 students—young adults at a crucial point in making academic and career decisions that will affect the course of their lives.

“At Notre Dame, we strive to empower our students with the intellectual skills, courage of character, and commitment to make a real difference in the world,” said Nees. “This is why I chose this job—to continue to interact with and be involved in mentoring our nation’s future leaders.” 

Nees previously spent four years as a professor of naval science at Notre Dame and retired as a U.S. Navy captain with more than 30 years of leadership and management experience within the Department of Defense.

Nees received his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy, an M.S. in Management (Financial and Material Logistics) at the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.