Angie Appleby Purcell

Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects

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Angie Appleby Purcell was appointed associate director for strategic initiatives and special projects at Notre Dame International in October 2017. In this role, Angie provides the vice president and associate provost advice and counsel, and leads NDI project management of strategic initiatives and special projects. Angie designs and implements processes and protocols related to the Global Gateways and Centers, and to the division. She is also responsible for the development and execution of academic assessment procedures within the Global Gateways and Centers, and helps to ensure the division’s goals are met in ways that advance NDI’s strategic plan for internationalizing the University.

Before joining Notre Dame International in a permanent role, Angie 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, Angie 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 initially 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.

Angie holds a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from Saint Mary’s College and a master of divinity from Notre Dame. Prior to Notre Dame, she worked at Catholic Theological Union and Georgetown University.