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May 16, 2008
Alumnae Network Event
Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award Luncheon

Speaker: Honoring Sheila Suess Kennedy, '75; Tribute by Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Conour Atrium
Contact: Contact Shaun Ingram for more information: (317) 278-4789 or

Sheila Suess Kenndy'75 will be honored as the 2008 Outstanding Alumna of the Year on Friday, May 16 at noon in the Conour Atrium. For more information or to register to attend, contact Shaun Ingram for more information: (317) 278-4789 or

Kennedy is Associate Professor in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) on the IUPUI Campus, where she joined the faulty in 1998.  A cum laude graduate of the law school, Kennedy served as Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union from 1992- 1998.  She has also worked as President of Kennedy Development Services, as a partner in Mears Crawford Kennedy & Eichholtz, Corporate Counsel of the City of Indianapolis and an associate attorney at Baker & Daniels.  Kennedy also ran as a republican candiate for the 11th Congressional District in 1980. 

She is an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Leadership Celebration, American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Academy of Political Science, American Society for Public Administration, Indiana Society for Public Administration, Law & Society Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Standing Panel on Social Equity, National Academy of Public Administration.

Her fields of expertise include Charitable Choice, Civil Liberties/Civil Rights, Religion and Public Policy, Nonprofit organizations.  She is the author of numerous books and chapters, including her most recent work, God and Country: America in Red and Blue (Baylor University Press, 2007).