Senior Counselor & Protocol Officer
Catherine Wilson is the senior counselor and protocol officer in Notre Dame International. In this role she serves as the chief of staff for the vice president and associate provost for internationalization, and leads project management of strategic NDI initiatives. She works collaboratively with units across campus to develop strategic priorities for international visitors, coordinate and execute event management for distinguished international visitors to campus, as well as organize executive-level international delegations traveling from campus overseas. Wilson provides support to the vice president and associate provost on special projects, manages NDI donor stewardship, and serves as the liaison to the President's Office, Special Events and Stewardship, Strategic Planning and Institutional Research, and Latin American and Caribbean Advisory Council.
Previously Wilson served as advisor to the vice president, and prior to that role she served as executive administrator and international delegations coordinator. Before coming to Notre Dame International, 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 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 also a member of Protocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association, for which she serves on the Events Committee and the Select Committee on Professional Behaviors, Ethics, and Responsibilities.