Laura Nash, Center for Ethics and Culture Event Planning Program Manager, has been promoted to Associate Director for Operations. In the newly created position, she will oversee the Center's day-to-day operations and finances, execute strategic planning, oversee the staff, and ensure Center initiatives operate at the highest-level. Laura will work with Director, Carter Snead, and Center staff to implement the mission and vision of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture to share the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition through teaching, research, and public engagement across a variety of disciplines.
"Laura is thoughtful, energetic, resourceful, and is ideally suited for this role," Snead said. "She understands the workings of the Center in and out, having worked at every level and on every initiative. She is a natural and inspiring leader who is passionately committed to the distinctive Catholic mission of Notre Dame and the Center for Ethics and Culture. In short, Laura is a superstar, and the CEC will rise to even higher levels of excellence under her leadership."
A graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in theology, Laura is now pursuing an executive master in nonprofit administration through the Mendoza College of Business. Prior to her current position, Laura was the Center for Ethics and Culture Medical Ethics Intern.
The CEC is also in the process of hiring two additional staff members, one to manage Culture of Life programs (including the internationally acclaimed Vita Institute) and one to manage Student Formation programs (including the 150-member Sorin Fellows).