Protocol, Stewardship and Partnerships Program Director
Catherine Wilson manages international visitor protocol and donor stewardship for Notre Dame International. She works collaboratively with units across campus to develop strategic priorities for international visitors and to coordinate and execute event and protocol management for distinguished international visitors to campus. She organizes executive-level international delegations traveling from campus overseas. She provides training and consulting on business etiquette, protocol, and intercultural communication. Wilson manages NDI donor stewardship and leads project management of international partnerships. She also serves as the liaison to Special Events and Stewardship Initiatives, as well as the Latin American and Caribbean Advisory Council.
Previously Wilson served as senior counselor to the vice president, and prior to that role was executive administrator and international delegations coordinator for Notre Dame International. Before coming to NDI, she was director of special projects and media relations for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for the 60th Judicial Circuit of Indiana.
A native of Georgia, Wilson earned both her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and her master’s in nonprofit administration from the University of Notre Dame. She is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington's protocol officer training and is licensed through the Protocol School of Washington® as an intercultural protocol and etiquette trainer and consultant. She is a member of Protocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA). In PDI-POA, she serves as co-lead for the Special Projects team of the Communications Committee and chair of the Silent Auction for the 2020 International Education Forum, as well as a member of the Events Committee and the Select Committee on Professional Behaviors, Ethics, and Responsibilities.