Karen Shu was hired as Trinity's assistant athletic director for engagement and strategy in the summer of 2018. Shu came to Trinity from Dartmouth College, where she was a varsity sports assistant and assisted with the Dartmouth Peak Performance program for integrating services and resources to help student-athletes achieve excellence. At Trinity, Shu will work with athletic alumni/ae, create mentoring partnerships and career pathways between current student-athletes and alums, and assist in department fundraising efforts.
Shu graduated from Boston College in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communication and psychology. She was a varsity rower for the Eagles and earned numerous academic honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference during her collegiate career and received the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement. She also holds a master's degree from her alma mater in leadership and administration, and worked at Boston College for two years as a graduate assistant for the senior woman administrator in the Eagles athletic department after graduation.