Staff

Our team

  1. Becky Badger

    Becky Badger

    Sr. Administrative Coordinator

    Becky Badger

    Becky Badger

    Sr. Administrative Coordinator

    rwaltz1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8827

    • Advisory Council
    • Fall and Spring Meetings
    • Faculty Hiring and Reappointments (Arts)
    • Stewardship
  2. TD Ball

    TD Ball

    College Accountant

    TD Ball

    TD Ball

    College Accountant

    tball@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4290

    • Budgeting and Forecasting
    • BuyND Access
    • Fund activation, creation, or closure
    • Fund Transfers
    • GLez access
    • R&PD funds
  3. Allison Collins 2

    Allison Collins

    Operations Program Manager

    Allison Collins 2

    Allison Collins

    Operations Program Manager

    asheets1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5478

    • Special projects
    • Renovations
    • Office moves
    • Furniture acquisition
    • Facilities maintenance
    • Building access
    • Google groups
    • UltraTime
  4. Karin Dale

    Karin Dale

    Dean's Executive Administrator

    Karin Dale

    Karin Dale

    Dean's Executive Administrator

    kdale@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6642

    • Administrative and logistical support for the Dean
    • Dean's Office management
    • Faculty Hiring & Reappointments (T-TT reappointment and promotion cases)
    • Faculty Google Groups
    • Special events, projects, and initiatives for the Dean's Office
  5. Bridget Fields

    Bridget Fields

    Employee Experience Program Manager

    Bridget Fields

    Bridget Fields

    Employee Experience Program Manager

    bnoonan1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2738

    • Employee Engagement
    • Staff Committees
    • Staff Onboarding
    • Staff Hiring

     

  6. Megan Fitz 1

    Megan Fitz

    Sr. Administrative Coordinator

    Megan Fitz 1

    Megan Fitz

    Sr. Administrative Coordinator

    mspillma@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1792

    • Faculty Hiring & Reappointments (Social Sciences)
    • Faculty Resources
    • Fall and Spring Elections
  7. Aaron Frick

    Associate Director, Finance

    Aaron Frick

    Associate Director, Finance

    africk2@nd.edu
    P: 631-4494

  8. Kelly Huth Headshot

    Kelly Huth

    Sr. Administrative Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies

    Kelly Huth Headshot

    Kelly Huth

    Sr. Administrative Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies

    khuth1@nd.edu

    • Undergraduate Initiatives
    • CSEM,
    • USEM
    • Diploma Ceremony
  9. Michelle LaCourt

    Michelle LaCourt

    Sr. Director of Finance & Administration

    Michelle LaCourt

    Michelle LaCourt

    Sr. Director of Finance & Administration

    mlacourt@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7340

    Michelle was appointed senior director of finance and administration in 2017. Prior to joining the College of Arts and Letters, Michelle spent 10 years working in various roles at Notre Dame Research, most recently as the director of finance and administration. In that role, she was responsible for the financial management functions for units reporting to the Vice President for Research, including the 25 interdisciplinary centers, institutes, and initiatives and the research support programs. Among her other duties, Michelle coordinated with and advised directors/managers and the Associate Vice President of Research on issues related to human resources, such as position development, position classification, posting and searches, hiring, and implementation of performance management, compensation, and recognition programs.

    Prior to her work at Notre Dame, Michelle directed an AmeriCorps program, where her duties included recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating 60 full-time people in northern Michigan. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan Tech in business administration.

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Finance — Responsible for budget planning and administration for the College’s unrestricted budget as well as the oversight and review of the College’s restricted funds. Allocates funds for non-regular faculty hires and is the primary contact for special funding requests. Directs financial activities between unrestricted and restricted funding mechanisms. Interfaces with affiliated units to support business operations. Coordinates College financial functions with the Provost's Office, Controller's Office, Restricted Accounting, the Budget Office, Accounts Payable, Procurement, and Human Resources offices.
    • Centralized Management Functions — Supports and facilitates diverse College departments and affiliated staff. Assists faculty department chairs in managerial oversight and departmental planning. Central point of contact and resource for operating and administrative needs of the College.

    Direct Reports

    • T.D. Ball, Staff Accountant
    • Kim Wazny, Finance & Administration Assistant Program Director

    Committee Assignments

    • Arts and Letters Journals Committee (ex officio)
    • Campus Workstation Program Committee
    • College Committee for the Review of Non-Regular Faculty Requests
    • College Council
    • Deans and Chairpersons Committee
    • Executive Committee
    • University Business Managers Committee

    Liaison Relationships

    • Controller’s Group
    • Office of Budget and Planning
    • Office of the Provost
    • Procurement Services
  10. Kellye Mitros

    Kellye Mitros

    Associate Director of Faculty Administration

    Kellye Mitros

    Kellye Mitros

    Associate Director of Faculty Administration

    kmitros@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5234

    Kellye brings with her a variety of higher education administration experience, office management, and a strong focus on customer service and stakeholder management. Most recently, Kellye served as the Associate Director for Operations in the Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC) for the last three years. Kellye was instrumental in building the center and bringing the vision of ND TEC to life. Previously, she worked in the Law School supporting faculty and staff, including those serving on the committee for appointments and promotions.

    Kellye has a strong background in navigating University systems, building effective relationships, and creating new processes to gain efficiencies. She has experience in administering the appointment, hiring, and promotion processes for faculty, postdocs, and staff at Notre Dame. We are excited for her experience and leadership as we focus on enhancing the faculty experience starting from one of the first interactions a new faculty member has with the college (an offer letter) to the off-boarding experience. This position will manage, motivate, and develop the senior administrative staff team of 3 in the Dean’s office who directly support the college divisions. We look to Kellye's leadership as we create and implement the administration, training, and communication for the entire college as it relates to faculty hiring and reappointments. She will serve as a key liaison to the Provost’s Office and coordinate the college data regarding faculty searches.

  11. Kim Murray Headshot

    Kim Murray

    Office Coordinator

    Kim Murray Headshot

    Kim Murray

    Office Coordinator

    kmurray6@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7085

    Kim has been working as Staff Assistant for the Office of Communications since 2016. A year ago she physically moved over to the Dean’s Office as Office Coordinator at the front desk and carried her Communications responsibilities with her. She is happy to help the staff in areas such as updating the online events calendar, paying bills, ordering supplies, tracking print material/swag inventory, scheduling meetings, planning event logistics, and many other administrative duties.

    Kim grew up in the area and is a graduate of Indiana University at South Bend. She enjoys walking and biking outside, no matter the time of year. She looks forward to a bit more travel with her husband as both of their kids, while not quite out of the house yet, are officially out of school.

     

     

  12. Ashley Zingo 1

    Ashley Zingo

    Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness

    Ashley Zingo 1

    Ashley Zingo

    Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness

    ashleyzingo@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1793

    Ashley Zingo is Director of Operations for the College of Arts and Letters. In this role, she focuses on enhancing workplace culture and DEI, recruiting and retaining employees, and strengthening our organization — from training systems to space planning to information technology support.

    Before joining the College, Ashley was Director of Employee Engagement for University Enterprises and Events (UEE), where she served as the chief strategist for engagement with all colleagues of the UEE division. She provided leadership to deepen a culture reflective of Notre Dame values and led a team that was dedicated to workforce planning, recruitment strategies, employee engagement, strengthening of culture, division-wide communications, training, learning and development, and performance management.

    Previously, Ashley served as the Director of Event Services for Event Management at the University of Notre Dame, where she was responsible for the planning, operations, and execution of events within Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame Conference Center, and additional locations across campus. Ashley's leadership in this role involved a significant focus on employee engagement, culture, and strategic human resource management.

    Prior to joining the Notre Dame family, Ashley served as the Associate Director for Projects and Initiatives at the University of Chicago and as Conference Coordinator at Colorado State University, where she earned bachelor's degrees in psychology and business administration and a master's in management practice. She has also earned a number of certificates, including the John Affleck-Graves Excellence in Leadership and the ACCED-I 2015 Mentor of the Year Award.

    Administrative Responsibilities

    The Director of Operations serves as the primary staff leadership role for the College of Arts and Letters and directs organizational activities in this area, including staffing structure, staff recruitment and hiring, coaching, and performance enhancement, as well as enhancing workplace culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Staff

    • Leads strategic staff recruiting, selection, coaching, retention
    • Responsible for performance management systems; provides second-level review on all staff performance reviews
    • Manages accountability, development, and implementation of training systems
    • Works in close partnership with the College's HR Consultant and collaborates with HR on employment, retention, and employee experience
    • Understands and implements HR policies across the College; serves as liaison to HR and General Counsel's Office
    • Leads DEI efforts and team-building amongst staff in the College

    Information Technology

    • Oversees Arts and Letters Computing Office and strategic computing support
    • Supports computing office activities regarding the implementation of information technology for faculty and administrative areas of the College of Arts and Letters.
    • Leads policy implementation with the Office of Information Technology through the Distributed Support Services model.

    Academic Space Planning

    • Directs College of Arts and Letters facilities utilization and renovations across 14 university building locations.
    • Leads and liaisons with campus building services, facilities management, architect's office, and College departments and faculty to assure facility needs are met in an effective and efficient manner.
    • Establishes/oversees policies and procedures related to departmental spaces.

    Direct reports

    • Allison Collins, Operations Program Manager
    • Bridget Fields, Employee Experience Program Manager
    • Scott Russell, IT Director, College of Arts and Letters

    Committee assignments

    • Executive Committee
    • College Council
    • Deans and Chairpersons Committee
    • Human Resources Advisory Group
    • Space Action Committee

    Liaison relationships

    • Human Resources
    • General Counsel