Kathryn Enke is Chief of Staff and Lead Title IX Coordinator at the College of Saint Benedict. In this role, she ensures effective execution of presidential priorities and initiatives and provides strategic and confidential guidance to the president on a diverse range of institutional matters. She coordinates the work of the college's Board of Trustees and its committees, and, as lead Title IX coordinator, she oversees the college’s policies, practices, and training related to sexual misconduct and sex discrimination.
Enke earned a B.A. in history from the College of Saint Benedict, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a specialization in higher education. Her research focuses broadly on the ways that individuals’ identities mediate their experiences in higher education. Her scholarship has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of College Student Development, the Journal of Higher Education, and the NASPA Journal about Women in Higher Education and the NASPA Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education.
Enke regularly teaches a course on personal leadership and the private college to doctoral students at the University of Minnesota, and her course materials have been made available online through the Center for Innovative Higher Education. She is a past chair of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education.
She has received three awards for leadership and service at the College of Saint Benedict and was recognized as a Rising Alumna by the College of Education and Human Development Alumni Society at the University of Minnesota in 2013.
Dr. Enke’s Current Professional Service:
- Higher Learning Commission Peer Corps Reviewer, Open and Standard Pathways
- Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Board of Directors
- Studies in Higher Education Peer Reviewer
- NASPA Journal about Women in Higher Education Editorial Board