Angie Appleby Purcell

Senior Director for Internationalization

South Bend

Angie Appleby Purcell was appointed senior director for internationalization in July 2019. In this role, she leads the strategic growth of the University’s global network in Latin America and the Middle East. She is responsible for the regions' Gateways and Centers and their advancement of academic initiatives, research efforts, and institutional partnerships, and operational effectiveness. In these regions, Appleby Purcell ensures alignment with the University’s Catholic mission and optimizes the integration of the University’s academy and operations. As a member of the leadership and faculty engagement teams, she is responsible for the development and execution of global strategy efforts on behalf of NDI.

Prior to this role, Appleby Purcell was the associate director for strategic initiatives and special projects where she led NDI project management of initiatives and special projects, and advised the vice president and associate provost on strategies to advance NDI’s strategic plan for internationalizing the University. In 2018-2019, she served as the interim executive director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway.

Before joining Notre Dame International in a permanent role, Appleby Purcell participated in the University’s Leadership Rotation Program. She worked in the Division of Campus Services and the Office of the Provost. Prior to the rotation program, Appleby Purcell served as the director of spirituality for the Notre Dame Alumni Association from 2011-2016 where she developed and expanded faith-based and pastoral programs for alumni, including the creation of FaithND. She returned to the University in 2007 where, on behalf of the Department of Theology, she designed, implemented and directed an international service-learning course and internship program for graduate students. Prior to Notre Dame, she worked at Catholic Theological Union and Georgetown University.Appleby Purcell holds a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from Saint Mary’s College and a master of divinity from Notre Dame.