Celebrating 30 years: Mike McCauslin

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Mike McCauslin, who marks his 30th anniversary at Notre Dame this month, joined the University on Feb. 1, 1983, as an environmental and safety specialist in an office that was then called Environmental Health and Safety.

When he started, he says, the office was small—he and director Bob Zerr. “And we had an administrative assistant half a day a week. We had no computer. Our offices were located in the Health Center (now St. Liam Hall).”

The changes over 30 years, he says, have been phenomenal. “Whether you look at the footprint of the University or the number of staff or the way we do things, it’s changed. I think for the better. One of the best things, here toward the end of my current tenure, has been the creation of the Office of Safety.”

Risk Management and Safety has always maintained a close relationship with the Notre Dame Security Police and the Notre Dame Fire Department, McCauslin notes. “The creation of the Office of Campus Safety has made a tremendous difference in enhancing the safety of the community. The safety of students, staff and guests is our primary concern. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be a part of those changes.”