Susan McDonald

Program Manager, Human Development & Global Business

Program Manager, Human Development & Global Business
3170 Jenkins And Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-6961

Susan McDonald is the Program Manager for the McKenna Center, and is responsible for implementing initiatives including the South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program, the Urban Poverty and Business Initiative (UPBI) partnership, as well as planning for the Experiential Classroom. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Susan worked for 10 years as Director of Administration for one of the top providers of civil-legal services in the US.  In this role she was responsible for managing the programmatic and financial performance of the organization’s grants, in addition to other financial, facility, operational, and human resource responsibilities. She has more than 20 years’ experience establishing and managing non-profit projects among low-income communities in the US and overseas.

Susan has a B.S. in Marketing from the College of New Jersey, and a M.A in East Asian Studies from Yale University.