Multidisciplinary in scope, the McKenna Center was created to engage with graduate, professional and undergraduate students to advance corporate policies and practices worldwide that:
- Stimulate economic growth and develop inclusive markets in societies that struggle with poverty, underemployment, and inequality.
- Build and reinforce ethical corporate cultures characterized by integrity and a demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and environmental stewardship and sustainability.
- Foster multi-stakeholder collaboration – among the private sector, government, universities, and nonprofit development and humanitarian organizations – to advance integral human development.
Mission & Vision
The mission of the McKenna Center is to create enduring partnerships between the private sector, governments, institutions of higher education, and professional development actors, for the purpose of advancing sustainable development and mitigating risk to companies, to vulnerable populations, and to our shared environment. Our vision is the realization of social progress and community flourishing known as integral human development.
The McKenna Gift
Andrew J. McKenna Sr., a University of Notre Dame alumnus and emeritus chairman of the Board of Trustees, made a leadership gift to his alma mater for the establishment of the Andrew J. and Joan P. McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business.
Staff & Faculty
The McKenna Center team is composed of administrators, faculty, and researchers. We are supported by several undergraduate interns and graduate students, and collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators from various departments across campus.