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Tim Sexton

Associate Vice President for Public Affairs

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

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Jay Caponigro

Senior Director of Community Engagement

As Senior 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.

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Jennifer Knapp Beudert

Manager of the Robinson Community Learning Center

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.

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Tracy Rendall

Public Affairs Associate

As the Public Affairs Associate, Tracy serves as the administrative liaison for state and local elected officials, community members, media outlets and visitors. Additionally, Tracy manages and oversees several areas within the department, including charitable contributions, public affairs database, Teachers as Scholars program, and the United Way campaign.

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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 engagement.nd.edu.