Kathleen Placidi

Faculty Grants Officer, Member of the Student Advancement Committee

Kathleen has been the grants officer at Sweet Briar since 2003.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Case Western Reserve University and did additional graduate study in American art at the University of Virginia.

Before coming to Sweet Briar, she was a fundraiser at CWRU and at Monticello, and she has taught art history at several colleges, including Sweet Briar.

As the grants officer, Kathleen collaborates with the faculty and professional staff to help the College obtain external grant support from a variety of funders, ranging from federal and state agencies to private foundations, corporations and individual donors. Kathleen serves on a number of committees and works closely with President Woo on presidential communications and special projects.