Women's Leadership Forum


Location: YouTube Livestream


Join us for the kick-off event for a new presidential initiative: the Women's Leadership Forum! 

Our vision is to convene on a monthly basis and bring in a diverse, dynamic set of speakers who can enlighten you on their leadership journeys and provide some general words of wisdom. We are excited to announce that our first keynote speaker will be Karrah Herring, who serves as the Director of Public Affairs in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. She is passionate about giving back to the community and fostering inclusive environments for learning. You can read her full bio below.

The event will take place on Sunday, September 6 from 5:00-5:30pm. Karrah will be giving a 15-20 minute address, and then she will participate in a short Q&A that Sarah and I will moderate. You can tune in at the Student Government Youtube page to stream the event. We hope to see you there!

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Karrah Herring, J.D.

Karrah (Miller) Herring, J.D. received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Public Relations from Purdue University and her Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law. She is currently in her 8th year with the University of Notre Dame and serves as the Director of Public Affairs in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. In this role she assists with cultivating campus relationships with community nonprofits, businesses and state and local government officials. Additionally, Karrah oversees the university’s $250,000 annual United Way campaign, Public Affairs engagement stories, and assists with engaging faculty, staff and students with service initiatives in the region. Prior to her current role, she served on the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Human Resources Senior Executive Leadership team overseeing workplace culture compliance including Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and workplace investigations of harassment and discrimination.

Karrah served as the third vice chair for the South Bend NAACP for the past year, she is an executive board member for the Clubhouse of St. Joseph County, a non-profit devoted to helping individuals with mental illness, and a board member with DTSB (Downtown South Bend), an organization devoted to the economic growth of the city of South Bend through tourism, entertainment and business development. Karrah is the assistant pastor at Faith Alive Ministries, a church founded by her parents Bishop Eddie and Diana Miller, and now overseen by her brother, Grammy-nominated, international speaker, Pastor Jonathan “YPJ” Miller.

In November of 2016, Karrah founded Lucy Mina Consulting LLC.  She has a number of musicians and public figures as clients including 9 year old Atlanta, GA author Nicholas Buamah whose book has been accepted into the Library of Congress, debuted as a #1 best seller on Amazon’s kids’ books and was featured on the Steve Harvey Show, and Beyonce’s drummer, Venzella, “Joy the Drummer” Williams.

Karrah ministers and speaks at events across the country and is passionate about gender issues, specifically the intersection of race and gender and the experiences of black women in higher education, corporate culture and religion and recently authored a book on these very issues.

Karrah is married to Ray Herring, the Director of Regional Development in the University Relations/Development office at Notre Dame. Ray and Karrah have two children, Brianna and Ja’Mari.