Elizabeth “Dolly” Duffy ’84
is the executive director of the Notre Dame Alumni Association and associate vice president for University Relations. She oversees the daily operations of the Alumni Association, including communications, marketing, finance, technology, alumni affinity groups, and professional, academic, spiritual, and service programs.
Duffy began her current role in July 2011. She had served as the Alumni Association’s associate director since early 2008.
Since joining the Alumni Association, Duffy has led many of the organization’s major initiatives. She directed the launch of a new online platform and strategy called my
NotreDame, designed to help alumni more easily connect with one another and the University. Duffy also led a strategic review of all of the association’s programs and initiatives and she supported the creation of ND Women Connect, with local chapters that assist in the professional and personal development of alumnae.
Duffy earned a bachelor's degree in history from Notre Dame in 1984. She and her husband, Dan Fangman, who earned his master of business administration degree from Notre Dame in 1984, purchased Atchison Products in 1990 and grew it substantially over 17 years. The company was acquired in 2007 by BIC Graphic USA.
Prior to purchasing Atchison Products, Duffy spent five years working in public relations in St. Louis and Kansas City. She began her career as the press secretary for a U.S. congressman.
Duffy and Fangman live in South Bend with their five children.