New Position for Kathleen Barber

I am pleased to announce that Kathleen Barber will be joining our Development Research team as a prospect analyst.  She will be focusing on supporting the East Region team and will transition into her new role beginning November 1.

Kathleen has spent roughly the past 3 years working with George Keegan and the Corporate and Foundation Relations team, most recently providing administrative support to Brenda Hull Cox and Sean Kassen.  Prior to joining the Development team, she gained significant experience and success in academic research at Notre Dame, working as a research technician in the laboratories of Professors Joseph O’Tousa, Charles Kulpa and Malcolm Fraser, and has several publications to her credit.  She has even spent time as a chemist in a wastewater treatment plant.  Having done that myself, I know, first hand, that she will have the ability to know when a prospect just “smells right”!

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ball State University and has several courses to her credit here at Notre Dame in Environmental Microbiology, Bioinstrumentation, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology and Virology.

Please join me in congratulating Kathleen on her new role.

August R. Freda, Jr. ’79, Director, Development Research

Farewell to Shanelle

It is with sadness that I inform you that Shanelle Burns has decided to leave her role as Prospect Analyst.  Shanelle has been an instrumental member of our team as our prospect analyst supporting the East region.  She has also played a big role in our transformation and our success over the past year.

As sad as I am to lose Shanelle, I am also happy for her as she has been offered a great opportunity for professional advancement.  She will be taking the role of Director of Research and Prospect Management at Valparaiso University.

Shanelle’s final day in the office will be Wednesday, October 26.

Please join me in wishing Shanelle the best of luck and success in her new role at Valparaiso.

As a result of Shanelle’s departure, we will be posting for this Prospect Analyst role.  We have a preferred candidate, but if you are interested in this role, please contact me.

August R. Freda, Jr. ’79, Director of Development Research