Lauren Donahue, M.Ed.
Program Director, New Student Engagement
As Program Director, New Student Engagement, Lauren Donahue provides leadership and coordination for all aspects of the Division’s involvement in, and contribution to, new student programs. Ms. Donahue works across the Division and University to coordinate resources, develop programing, train students and staff, and further refine the Orientation experience. Serving as a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs’ leadership team, she provides oversight to special projects and initiatives related to new student engagement and support, ensuring that our welcome of new students communicates our values as a community and introduces the distinctive elements of a Holy Cross education.
Donahue came to Notre Dame from Walkersville, Maryland and served as a rector in Cavanaugh Hall from 2014-2018. Ms. Donahue earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Arts Administration from Saint Vincent College and a Master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While studying in Pennsylvania, she worked at Saint Vincent in Campus Ministry as the Assistant Director for Social Outreach. There she partnered with students to organize service projects in the local community. She also coordinated mission trips and pilgrimages to Brazil, China, Taiwan, Rome, and Alaska. Lauren enjoys playing and watching soccer, reading, and singing.