Claudia Donnelly is a program manager for undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland's (UMD's) Robert H. Smith School of Business and assistant director of the College Park Scholars’ Business, Society and the Economy (BSE) program. In both positions, her goal is to increase student engagement and success by managing academic and community programming.
In BSE, Donnelly helps the 150+ students adapt to college life as freshmen and helps them navigate through their sophomore year. She continues to work with many BSEers as upperclassmen, when they become part of the Smith School’s Fellows programs, which she also manages.
Previously, Donnelly worked for many years with the Smith School’s Office of Global Initiatives, developing and promoting study abroad experiences and on-campus global learning. She has accompanied students on global study programs to the United Arab Emirates, Southeast Asia, Australia/New Zealand, France/Netherlands and Israel, and enjoys personal travel with her family.
Donnelly earned a Masters in Sports Administration from Ohio University and an undergraduate degree in communication from Rutgers University. She is a first-generation American and recognizes the unique challenges, opportunities and responsibilities that go along with this.