Sister Dunn appointed assistant VP for student affairs

Author: Dennis Brown


Sister Susan Dunn, O.P., rector of Lyons Hall, has been named assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1.

Sue brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position,said Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., vice president for student affairs.She is a dynamic and capable leader, and a person of great integrity and wisdom.

Sister Dunn holds a doctorate in education fromSetonHallUniversityand advanced degrees in counseling and education fromLong IslandUniversityandFordhamUniversity, respectively. She earned her bachelors degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College, inSparkill,N.Y., and has been a member of the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill since 1971.

Before arriving at Notre Dame in 2001, Sister Dunn served for three years as assistant dean of student affairs at St. Thomas Aquinas. She worked for nine years as director of student support services at the college, where she taught concurrently in the religious studies department. She also has served as director of communications for her religious community and as assistant to the director of a drug rehabilitation agency, where she counseled women, coordinated all public relations efforts and wrote grants.

Since joining Notre Dames division of student affairs as a rector in 2001, Sister Dunn has taken on a host of additional responsibilities. She has worked part-time at the Center for Social Concerns for the last five years, spent two years on the Standing Committee on Gay and Lesbian Student Needs, and served for the last four years with seminarians as part of the formation team for the Congregation of Holy Cross. Sister Dunn is a member of the Campus Life Council and has served on a variety of committees within the division of student affairs.

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