Kathleen Malone Beeler Joins Board of Trustees
Kathleen Beeler, Chairman of the Board of Beeler Industries, Elkhart, Indiana, brings her enthusiasm and experience in education, fund raising, politics, board governance, and business leadership to the board of trustees at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, Kathleen attended Saint Mary's Academy in South Bend before matriculating at Saint Mary's College where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1969. She then attended graduate school at the University of Chicago earning a master's degree in English in 1971. Kathleen went on to teach high school and elementary school at several Catholic and public institutions including three in South Bend--John Adams High School, St. Joseph Grade School and Corpus Christ Grade School.
Ms. Beeler is passionate about volunteering for great organizations in the arts, education, healthcare and Catholic ministry. She is a strong leader for numerous boards and foundations. As President of the Logan Foundation Board of Directors, she was instrumental in the development of the new Logan Center on East Jefferson Boulevard. On the board of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, she helped raise funds for the new medical center in Mishawaka. She has served on both the Marian and Saint Joseph High School Boards, was the first female Chair of the Bishop's Annual Appeal for the Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese, and is the immediate past President of the Catholic Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana.
Among the many honors that she has been awarded are the Saint Mary's College Distinguished Alumna (2009), the "Sagamore of the Wabash" by the Indiana Governor, and honorary "Kentucky Colonel" by the Governor of Kentucky.
Kathleen is the mother of five children and three grandchildren. Widowed in 1998, Kathleen married Brian Regan in 2005. He is the former Director of Development at the University of Notre Dame, the Executive Vice President of Goodwill Industries, and a Trustee Emeritus of Holy Cross College. They live in Granger, Indiana.