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Director, Alumni & Corporate Engagement

Katie Gamades

Murray-Herrick Center – MHC 123

I joined the University Advancement team in 2019, and have enjoyed my role building holistic relationships with the University’s industry partners. The creativity, collaboration and relationship building that is central to my work is inspiring, and I am honored to create and grow new partnerships which advance the common good in community and for students.

I bring over a decade of fundraising experience, having previously served at organizations focused on food access and youth development. I received my bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, and am continually dreaming of additional educational pursuits. I live with my family in Minneapolis, where you’ll often find me out for a walk along the Mississippi River.


Katie Gamades

Director, Alumni & Corporate Engagement
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Phone Number
(651) 962-6886, or or (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6886