Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy
Residence Hall
Welsh Family Hall


Born and raised in South Bend, Monica has personal ties to the University of Notre Dame and is excited to be joining the team as a Rector.

Monica has spent the last 15 years working with young people in various settings, from mentoring elementary to college-aged students, teaching abroad in Ghana, and doing crisis intervention work.

In 2016, Monica was able to be a voice for students on a larger scale when she became an education reporter at local PBS affiliate WNIT for the show “Education Counts Michiana.” Monica then worked as a multimedia journalist for an ABC/NBC station in Peoria, Illinois.

She spent the past five years as a multimedia journalist at WNDU in South Bend. While at WNDU, she spoke to countless youth in the community to better understand the issues they faced. The Indiana Broadcasters Association recognized Monica for her investigative reporting on the bullying problem in local schools.

She is excited to step away from the spotlight as she helps students navigate life. In her words, Monica said: “Sometimes the greatest gift we can give someone is being fully present with them in the moment.”

Monica earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from Saint Mary’s College and Indiana University, respectively.