2019 Higher Education Mentoring Roundtable

June 18th - June 19th, 2019

University of Notre Dame's Center for Career Development and Alumni Association look forward to hosting the 2019 Higher Education Mentoring Roundtable. Below includes detailed information about the Roundtable for attendees. 


Participation in the Roundtable is through an application and selection process. The application will be available in late January. 

If accepted as a participant, secure your spot at the 2019 Roundtable by submitting your $75 registration here. This will be used for breakfast and lunch during the event along with snacks and materials. 

Travel to Notre Dame

Check this link here for details about traveling to Notre Dame. South Bend International Airport (SBN) is the closest, however, Chicago airports are within a 2 hour drive. South Bend/Notre Dame has both Uber and Lyft. 

** Please note that the US Senior Open will be hosted at the University of Notre Dame the full week following the Roundtable. We strongly recommend arranging your travel as early as possible. If you plan to participate in US Senior Open events yet need to work remote, we can reserve an interview room for you to use the few days following the roundtable. 

Please also complete this form to collaborate and ride-share if you'd like with other participants, but also to help us accommodate for dietary restrictions. 



Room Blocks have been reserved at the following, however there are many other hotels surrounding campus if you'd prefer to stay elsewhere. To reserve a room under the Roundtable blocks call one of the below hotels where we have blocks reserved under "Higher Education Mentoring Roundtable":

Inn at St. Mary's - call 574-232-4000 to reserve your room at the block rate of $115/night + tax - a hotel shuttle van is available for transportation to and from the Duncan Student Center

Fairfield Inn and Suites - call 574-234-5510 to reserve your room at the block rate of $123/night + tax - this hotel is located across the street and stadium parking lot from where the Roundtable will take place


Roundtable Events and Timeline

Location: the roundtable will meet in the Center for Career Development on the 5th floor of the Duncan Student Center




For questions about travel, roundtable expectations, or previous roundtable content, contact Mary Flynt - maryflynt@nd.edu | 574-631-5148


Registered 2019 Attendees
  • Chatham University
  • Fordham University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Marquette University
  • Middlebury College
  • Northwestern University
  • San Diego State University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • University of Arizona - Alumni Association
  • University of Colorado Boulder - Leeds School of Business
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • West Virginia University
  • Williams College


History of the Higher Education Roundtable

The Roundtable was first imagined by staff members at Northwestern University and Stanford University back in 2013. After benchmarking, getting to know each other and hearing the same questions from many colleagues, both institutions thought it would be useful to get a group of staff together from all over the US to discuss what mentorship programs they were running specifically for student and alumni populations. They envisioned a small group roundtable to provide ample opportunity for meaningful dialogue around mentoring in higher education, including sharing of ideas, models, and concepts. The first Roundtable was held in 2014 at Stanford University with six institutions attending. In 2015 the Roundtable grew to 12 institutions and the group met at Northwestern University. In 2016, the Roundtable was held at Amherst College with 14 institutions attending. The Roundtable continues to be an incredible opportunity for networking, learning from one another, and what previous attendees have referred to as “the best professional development opportunity I’ve attended in years”.


The Mentorship in Higher Education Roundtable exists to bring administrators of university mentoring programs together annually to discuss current program offerings and share best practices.


The purpose of the roundtable is to give group members the opportunity to both share their own knowledge and learn from their colleagues on a wide range of topics related to successfully administering and growing a mentoring program. This roundtable is designed for members who have launched a mentoring program at their institution and are looking to grow and improve their program. Whether your program is new or established, housed within the Career Center or within Alumni Relations, large or small, this meeting will bring us together to share information, offer support, and focus on solutions. 


2019 Planning Committee

Dana DePasquale - Chatham University 

Dan DeWeerdt - Marquette University 

Mary Flynt - University of Notre Dame

Lauren Henry - Carnegie Mellon University

Sharon Keane - University of Notre Dame

Jamie Monville - University of Michigan


Thank you to our sponsor, CASE District V Venture Funding

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