Kathy Bagnell Finnegan

Director, Business Leadership Fellows Program Adjunct Instructor, Management & Leadership Department

Kathy has been with the University in both full-time and part-time capacities since 1995. In this new role, she is responsible for all aspects of the Business Leadership Fellows Program including recruitment, advisement, and marketing.

She has spent her entire career in higher education at both Gwynedd-Mercy College/University and
La Salle University. Kathy’s roles in La Salle’s School of Business included Director of MBA Admission and Business School External Affairs, Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations, and Director of Special Events. Kathy also served as Staff Assistant in the Office of University Public Relations and with the College of Continuing and Professional Studies as Program Director, MS in Human Capital Development Program.

She is an Adjunct Faculty member in the La Salle School of Business Management and Leadership Department. As an adjunct faculty member, she continuously assists students in the areas of interview skills/resume review, presentation preparation, networking and career development.  She has consulted in the areas of marketing and communication and sales/recruitment training. Kathy was awarded the 2019-2020 De La Salle Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning Presidential Teaching Award for part-time faculty.

Areas of Expertise

  • Presentation Skills/Public Speaking
  • Collaboration & Group/Teams
  • Career Preparation
  • Student Recruitment
  • Alumni & Corporate Events


  • Gwynedd-Mercy College, B.A., English/Communication Concentration
  • La Salle University, M.A., Professional Communication


  • Presentation & Collaboration Skills for Business
  • Communications in a Team Environment
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Applied Research in Management
  • Executive Communicator & Written Communications
  • Self-Assessment for Leadership/Presentations component
  • First Year Odyssey (FYO)

Professional/University Activities

  • Faculty Co-Advisor, La Salle Chapter of The National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS)
  • Participant & Faculty Core Convener, to review/revise University ILO competencies and criteria
  • Participant & Pillar 2 member, University Strategic Planning
  • De La Salle Institute for Teaching and Learning 2023 Winter Teaching & Learning Conference; Co-authored workshop session on building community
  • Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (MOBTC 2019-2020)
    Co-authored abstract and accepted proposal for interactive presentation for MOBTC annual conference featuring undergraduate student persuasive projects developed and implemented in BUS 150 course
  • University Commencement Student Speaker Committee
    School of Business representative; Review and select student speaker; Serve as Coach/Consultant