Ashley Baranowski, Program Director for the Inspired Leadership Initiative, joined the team in 2021. In this role, she supports the academic, social, and community interests of the fellows. She has the privilege of engaging with Notre Dame leadership, faculty, staff, and students, as well as members of the surrounding South Bend community, to facilitate meaningful connections and engagement opportunities for the fellows in each cohort.
Prior to joining ILI, Ashley was a member of Notre Dame’s development team dedicated to advancing the mission of Our Lady’s University as an Associate Director for the Cavanaugh Council & President’s Circle for several years. Her work focused on marketing, communications, member acquisition and stewardship, student engagement, and special events.
Ashley served as the Associate Director for Scholar Selection and Programming for the Notre Dame Scholars Program where she oversaw the selection process for all of Notre Dame’s merit scholar applicants across 24 merit-based scholarship programs. She also managed the selected scholars’ initial summer experiences and served as an advisor for the scholars in their first year. For six years prior, she worked as the Program Manager of the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, the University's first merit scholarship program, inspired by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., which is dedicated to recruiting and mentoring transformational leaders to the University from within the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Ashley earned a B.A. in Management Consulting and Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. Before coming to work at Notre Dame, she was a pharmaceutical sales representative for Ortho-McNeil Neurologics.
She and her husband, Tim, live in Mishawaka with their two sons Jonathon (13) and Trevor (9).
Phone: (574) 631-9913