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. Full bio

Community Liaison for State and Local Government, Regional Business Leaders

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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. Full bio

Community Liaison for Nonprofits, Economic Impact

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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. Full bio

Community Liaison for PreK-12 Education, Community Engagement

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Erica Futa

Erica Futa

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

Community Liaison for Teachers As Scholars

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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. Full bio

Community Liaison for the Robinson Community Learning Center

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Karrah A. Miller, J.D.

Karrah A. Herring, J.D.

Karrah is responsible for creating and maintaining a strategic community engagement communication plan. Additionally, Karrah helps promote institutional charitable giving by leading Notre Dame's United Way campaign. She also initiates relationships and supports partnerships with local government, area nonprofits, and university stakeholders to enhance positive engagement in the South Bend Region. Full bio

Director of Public Affairs, Office of Public Affairs

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Libby Mounter

Libby Mountsier

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

Community Liaison for Public Affairs inquiries

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Jackie Rucker

Jackie Rucker

As Associate Director of Community Relations for the University of Notre Dame, Jacquelyn focuses on utilizing art and culture to connect the regional community to the Notre Dame campus thereby promoting diversity and inclusion.  Full bio

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

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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