Susan Monroe serves as the program manager for iNDustry Labs. In this role, she will work with the Managing Director and Faculty Director on a variety of operational functions, develop and grow strategic partnerships, lead the coordination with various university partners for budget and accounting related activities for the administration of the grant funds, lead the coordination of sponsored events, and provide support for special projects.
Susan has extensive experience in various roles at the University. Before joining iNDustry Labs, Susan was the department administrator in Biological Sciences, in this capacity she provided management and oversight of the departmental budget, research grants and restricted funds, staff management, and facilities management. Prior to that, Susan was the officer assistant to the Vice President for Research, where she provided executive administrative assistance to the VPR and the handling of day-to-day operational issues, before joining Research, she served as the assistant to the Associate Dean of Advising in the College of Arts and Letters. Prior to joining Notre Dame in 2010, Susan worked as the Director of Elite Accounts at TravelGuard and was an enlisted service member in the U.S. Navy.
Originally from the Michiana area, Susan lives in Michigan with her husband, Jim, and their five daughters.