Karen Kennedy

Director of Student Centers, Activities and Events

(574) 631-7308

Karen has served as Director of Student Centers, Activities and Events, overseeing the Student Activities Office, since August 2018. Previously, Karen served within the Division of Student Affairs at Notre Dame as Director of Residential Life for Housing Operations for four years and as Senior Advisor to the Vice President for Student Affairs for three years. Prior to returning to Notre Dame in 2012, Karen held positions of Director of the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps of Boston College and Administrator of the Lynch Leadership Academy at Boston College. She holds a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Science-Business with a concentration in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. Karen and her husband, Sean, are proud parents to three children.