A key member of the Notre Dame Studios and Teaching and Learning Technologies team, Claude Devaney, is retiring from the University in May. Claude has been with ND Studios since our opening in 2017. He was part of the production team that operationalized and stabilized the Martin Media Center, designed our studio lighting and helped evolve Notre Dame Studios workflows. Prior to working with ND Studios, he was a member of the Academic Digital Media Services team. Claude’s job title, Multimedia Technician, encompasses many production roles and responsibilities. Claude is a Producer, Director, Studio Manager, Chief Lighting Director, Videographer, Editor and so much more. Over the course of Claude’s career he has planned, produced, recorded and edited thousands of hours of video. He has been behind the scenes for many years of Commencements, Masses, campus events, academic lectures, conferences and classes.
Claude celebrated his 30 year anniversary on March 9th. He began his career at Notre Dame in 1992 as a Video Production Specialist. Prior to that, he was employed at WNDU for 16 years and was also a student at the University of Notre Dame in Sociology and American Studies. Claude’s entire career has been spent on this campus. It is not an understatement to say he has given a lifetime of service to Notre Dame.
Claude is talented, dedicated, professional and personable. He is a master of production and lighting. He is a creative visionary and visual storyteller. He is generous with his time, ideas and mentorship. He has built great relationships with our campus partners and it is not uncommon for clients to request Claude for their productions. Claude has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our campus.
The Notre Dame community is fortunate that Claude Devaney chose our campus as his professional home. I feel very fortunate to have shared the last 5 years working with Claude. He has made ND Studios a better place and I am very thankful for our time together and all he has taught me. The Notre Dame Studios and Teaching and Learning Team will be sad to see Claude leave the University but we are excited for him and his retirement.
Please join me in thanking Claude for his 30 years of service to the University of Notre Dame.