Katherine Kirlin plans and coordinates campus events at the President's House. She also assists with Campus Beautification Day, Board of Trustees meetings, groundbreaking ceremonies, conferences, and awards dinners. She works with faculty, staff, and students to provide guidance on protocol and event planning. Prior to working at AU, she worked in special events at the Smithsonian Institution and in public affairs.
Since joining AU in 1998, she has enjoyed seeing the creation of the Katzen Arts Center and the AU Arboretum. She is a Southerner with a deep affection for her New Orleans upbringing. Two years of living in Europe during school ignited a lifelong interest in international culture.
BA, Journalism and Public Relations, University of Oklahoma