Jennifer Knapp Beudert named manager of Robinson Community Learning Center

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Jennifer Knapp Beudert has been appointed manager of the University of Notre Dame’s Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC).

Beudert has directed the Campus Center for Young Children at Arbor Ridge, an affiliate of Goshen College, for the last two years. She previously was a faculty member at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Ore., where she taught classes on early childhood development, curriculum and parent education. She also served as director of the Periwinkle Child Development Center there.

“Jennifer’s long experience in the field of education has included program development, curriculum design, administration, college instruction, parent education and classroom teaching,” said Jay Caponigro, director of community engagement for Notre Dame. “We’re pleased that someone with this breadth of experience will bring her commitment to educational access to the Robinson Community Learning Center and the Northeast Neighborhood.”

As manager, Beudert will oversee the operations of the RCLC, managing its personnel and volunteers. Her responsibilities will include fundraising, financial reporting, program innovation and evaluation.

In partnership with religious and civic leaders and with assistance from some 250 Notre Dame volunteers each year, RCLC programs involve more than 5,000 local participants each academic year.