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 community relations. He serves as the primary liaison between Notre Dame and community leaders. Full bio.

Community Liaison for State and Local Government, Regional Business Leaders 


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 new community relationships and supports partnerships with local government, area nonprofits, and university stakeholders to enhance mutually beneficial engagement. Full bio.

Director of Public Affairs, Office of Public Affairs

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Tracy Rendall

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As Senior Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and the first point of contact for the division, Tracy serves as the administrative liaison for state and local elected officials, community members, and visitors. Additionally,Tracy oversees the coordination of meetings, schedules and spearheads various projects within Public Affairs. Full bio.

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Public Affairs   Contact Tracy



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