Laura Dills, Principal, Presentation Academy:
Since August 2018, Laura Dills returned to her alum mater and has been serving as President at Presentation Academy. She has often been asked, “How do you like the position?” Even though it has been over two years, her reply, “It’s challenging, certainly not boring and it’s felt like coming home.” She is excited to be back in Louisville and lead Presentation into her future.
After graduating from Presentation, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Spalding University. Laura received a Master of Science in Development Management from American University School of International Service and earned an MBA from Regis University while working at Catholic Relief Services (CRS). She was active in volunteer work, including two-years teaching English in Benin as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for five years.
Before arriving back in Louisville, Laura worked for over 14 years in the field and her last assignment was in Nairobi, Kenya where she was the East Africa Deputy Regional Director – Program Quality for two years. She began working in Burkina Faso and then Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and India. For two years, she served in Haiti as the Deputy Country Representative for Programs in the wake of a catastrophic earthquake. She was also the CRS’s Country Representative in Madagascar.
Laura has embarked on opening a Bed & Breakfast in a Victorian home with her family in Old Louisville. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking with family and friends and plays a mean game of skeeball with her five nieces and nephews.