Angie Appleby Purcell was appointed Managing Director in August 2022. In this role, she works closely with the Faculty Director to develop and implement NDIAS’s strategic plan, oversees the administrative, operational, and financial components of the Institute, and manages its talented, generous staff. Angie also supports the various NDIAS programs, and serves as an ambassador for the Institute to campus and external partners.
Prior to this role, Angie was the Senior Director for Internationalization at Notre Dame International. She oversaw NDI’s global locations in Jerusalem, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil where she advanced and expanded global education and faculty research opportunities. A member of the division’s leadership team, Angie assisted the vice president and associate provost in the development of the division’s 5-year strategic plan and implementation. Angie also served as the interim executive director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway.
Angie participated in the University’s Leadership Rotation Program and served as the Director of Spirituality for the Notre Dame Alumni Association. She initially returned to the University in 2007 where, on behalf of the Department of Theology, she designed and directed an international service-learning course and internship program for graduate students.
Angie holds a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from Saint Mary’s College and a master of divinity from Notre Dame. Prior to Notre Dame, she worked at Catholic Theological Union and Georgetown University.
Angie and her husband, Bill, have three amazing children. Angie loves to play Pickleball, kayak, hike, and all things nature!