Director, University-School Partnerships
Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., serves as the Director of University-School Partnerships for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). He has been instrumental in the Catholic School Advantage's efforts to increase Latino enrollment in Catholic schools since the program's inception in 2009.
Fr. Corpora graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1976, entered Moreau Seminary in 1977, and was ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1984. After serving for six years at the University of Portland, he spent twelve years as Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Arizona, where he founded the first Catholic school to be opened in the diocese in 30 years. Subsequently, Fr. Corpora returned to Portland, Oregon, to serve as Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, for seven years. Fr. Joe returned to Notre Dame in 2009 to the Alliance for Catholic Education's Catholic School Advantage, and has worked closely with bishops, pastors, and superintendents to make Catholic schools available, affordable, and accessible to Latino children and families.
Fr. Corpora also serves as Coordinator of Student Care in the Office of Campus Ministry, as chaplain to Latino students, and chaplain to LGBT students. He works closely with first generation students and economically poor students at the University of Notre Dame.