Meet our Recruitment Team
Program Director, Recruitment Strategies
Dee Gipson, Program Director, Recruitment Strategies
I was drawn to Notre Dame because of the passion, enthusiasm, and collaboration that forms this community. We are more than a cutting-edge research university that attracts those who want to heal, unify and enlighten through their scholarship; our distinction is our holistic (body, mind and soul) approach that engages the students, faculty and staff. Our family of 10,000 total students allows each one of us to build relationships that will last a lifetime across the miles as we each fulfill our purpose.
Sharing the Notre Dame brand is an exciting part of my role. As I travel to your campus, meet with your peers and faculty, or join ND alumni in your city, I wear the ND logo with humble pride knowing that our research and teaching are making a difference in the world. When people from all walks of life see the familiar Notre Dame logo, they often share a smile or even joyfully bellow “Go Irish!” I am so overjoyed about the inclusive spirit Notre Dame fosters. As Father Jenkins puts it, we are truly diverse: “At our best, we are together a richly woven, colorful fabric, and every person, each with their own background, talents and gifts, is a thread in the larger design.”
Please contact me, via email, phone, or Skype, as I would be honored to share how ND could be your Home under the Dome.
Linda Chism, Recruitment Coordinator
As the recruitment coordinator, it is my job to oversee the prospect database, register for graduate school fairs, manage the Graduate School Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP), and facilitate external dual degree and exchange agreements. I have been in this role for 25 years. My favorite parts of the job include working with prospective and current students.
As students consider Notre Dame for graduate school, some of them wonder what South Bend, Indiana, might have to offer. I am originally from South Bend, and I want to assure you that South Bend has many attractive amenities! Some of my favorite activities here include entertainment at the Morris Performing Arts Center, concerts, art galleries and studios, art fairs, East Race Waterway, South Bend Cubs minor league baseball, zip lining, and other recreational activities. South Bend also has a variety of amazing restaurants.
I am so excited for incoming graduate students to enjoy all that Notre Dame and the Greater South Bend-Elkhart region has to offer! Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you as you make yourself at home.