Iris Outlaw


Ms. Iris Outlaw is the Director of Multicultural Student Program and Services at the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Outlaw perceives the opportunity to serve the historically underrepresented students as a vocation, which replicates her experience as an undergraduate in Bloomington, Indiana. She is committed to nurturing the pipeline to create scholars and leaders.  In her position with the university, she assists the ethnic student organizations with their programming, and student leadership development, and she counsels students as well as oversees the daily operation of the office.  Ms. Outlaw facilitates diversity and team building workshops not only for the Notre Dame community, but also for the South Bend and Parochial School systems. She has conducted faculty training and consulting for universities, given presentations on diversity issues at local, national and international conferences, taught the C.S.C. Cultural Diversity Seminar for over twelve years, and was the coordinator for the Practicum on Diversity Education. 

Ms. Outlaw is the advisor to the Black Cultural Arts Council, Gymnastic Club, Multicultural Premedical Society, and Building A Better Tomorrow. She says that working with these groups has been one of the most enjoyable parts of the position.   
Throughout her career, Ms. Outlaw has served on numerous local and national boards. She recently was appointed to the boards for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, and National Conference on Race and Ethnicity National Advisory Committee. 
Ms. Outlaw obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and Masters in Science Administration from the University of Notre Dame. She has obtained diversity certification through Texas A & M Diversity Education Institute, and National Multicultural Institute.  She is married with two adult children.


Email or call 574-631-6841. Call for appointments 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. I will meet with students around their schedules.