People

Tim Sexton

Tim Sexton

As Associate Vice President for Public Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, Tim focuses on state and local government relations, as well as business relations. He serves as the primary liaison between Notre Dame and community leaders and local government officials.

Community Liaison for State and Local Government, Regional Business Leaders


Jessica Brookshire

Jessica Brookshire

As Associate Director for Public Affairs, Jessica focuses on building partnerships with local nonprofits and community groups. In addition, she coordinates the University’s annual Economic Impact Study.

Community Liaison for Nonprofits, Economic Impact

Jay Caponigro

Jay Caponigro

As Director of Community Engagement in the Office of Public Affairs, Jay assists with the development, execution and measurement of Notre Dame’s efforts to enhance its relationship with the local community, particularly with area PreK-12 schools. In addition, Jay supervises the management of the University's Robinson Community Learning Center.

Community Liaison for PreK-12 Education, Community Engagement

Erica Futa

Erica Futa

As Project Coordinator for Public Affairs, Erica facilitates Teachers as Scholars and assists with various departmental projects.

Community Liaison for Teachers As Scholars

Jennifer Knapp Beudert

Jennifer Knapp Beudert

As Manager of the Robinson Community Learning Center, Jennifer has oversight of program development, supervision of staff and volunteers, general administration, facilities management and fundraising.  

Community Liaison for the Robinson Community Learning Center

Libby Mounter

Libby Mountsier

As Senior Administrative Assistant, Libby coordinates meetings, schedules and various projects within Public Affairs.

Community Liaison for Public Affairs inquiries

Jackie Rucker

Jackie Rucker

As Associate Director of Community Relations for the University of Notre Dame, Jacqueline focuses on providing distinctly premier educational opportunities and inspiration via the creation and appreciation of art, the study of cultures as well as diversity and religious engagement.

Community Liaison for Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture and Diversity

In addition to the team in the Office of Public Affairs, the University of Notre Dame has faculty and staff partners across campus that engage with our community at-large. For more information on campus/community engagement, visit Engagement.nd.edu.