Kate Cudé is a senior research analyst with the Student Affairs Forum. Her research expertise within student affairs includes student activism, university-wide well-being strategy, and mental health. Her other areas of research experience include improving fundraiser efficiency, pipeline development, alumni engagement, tuition pricing strategies, and enrollment management.
Prior to joining EAB Kate worked in residence life and Vermont state politics. In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time with her dog, crafting, and exploring D.C.
Kate is a proud alumna of the University of Vermont, and the Sorensen Institute. She earned her degree in political science and economics and graduated with honors after completing her thesis through the UVM economics department about the diverging perspectives on the rising price of tuition.
Research & Insights
Use this guide and template to empower MGOs to focus more time on tailoring their strategy rather than re-building the basic components of a donor journey.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked many questions for alumni relations teams: how can we continue to engage alumni while also offering support? How do we shift existing engagement opportunities to fit a new format?
Many advancement leaders know this is a vital time to steward donors in a way that builds and solidifies relationships. It is crucial that donors are hearing from us and feel supported and appreciated during these challenging times
2020 created a perfect storm to expedite the evolution of digital student activism. Students are innovating to find virtual replacements for some of the essential functions of in-person activism: building support for a cause, demonstrating urgency, and amplifying unrepresented voices.
As the racial justice protests unfolded in spring 2020, many colleges and universities released statements of support and acknowledged the need for further action on campus. Examine survey responses from 50 student affairs leaders on top-of-mind concerns regarding fall 2020 and supporting student activists.
Whether students engage in activism on campus, online or in the community, institutions must start acting now to position themselves as a source of support for student activists.
Amid racial justice protests, COVID-19, and a volatile political climate, it’s clear 2020 was a pivotal year for campus activism. This resource center will help student affairs leaders build trust and strengthen relationships with student activists.