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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Gwen O'Brien

Director of Community Relations

As Director of Community Relations in the Office for Public Affairs, Gwen serves the University as a campus/community liaison, initiating and building relationships between Notre Dame and local community organizations to promote meaningful engagement.

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Susan Devetski

Director of the Robinson Community Learning Center

Susan “Susie” Devetski is the director of the Robinson Community Learning Center, an off-campus educational initiative of the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with Northeast Neighborhood residents of South Bend.

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Kelly Demski

Public Affairs Associate

As Public Affairs Associate, Kelly is responsible for managing and overseeing several areas within the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, including charitable contributions, the public affairs database, Teachers as Scholars program, media relations, and the department budgets.

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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