I am thrilled to announce Andrea Swanagan will join University Relations as Senior Director of Prospect and Research Strategy starting on September 1st. In this role, she will lead the talented and growing team of prospect strategy consultants and research analysts who serve as our critical ‘engine of fundraising’ as we plan and embark upon campaign 9. Andrea will sit on the Advancement Services leadership team and will continue to build the growing partnerships with the Gift and Data Management Team, Information Technology and Services team, and the fundraising teams to deliver information to allow for faster and improved decisions.
Andrea has served as Director of Institutional Research at Notre Dame since July 2017. She originally joined the Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Research (OSPIR) as a Strategic Planning Program Director in April 2013. Prior to her time in OSPIR, Andrea served as an analyst for the Executive Vice President. She has also participated in the University’s leadership rotation program, during which time she worked in the Division of Student Affairs and OSPIR. She initially returned to the University in 2007 as the Director of Worldwide Clubs in the Notre Dame Alumni Association.
Andrea graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2002 with a BA in government and international studies. She was commissioned into the United States Air Force and served on active duty as an intelligence officer for five years, attaining the rank of captain. Andrea earned her MBA at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and an MS in Data Science from the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband, Harold, are the proud parents of three children.
Please join me in welcoming Andrea to UR!!