Assistant Vice President for University Protocol and Events
Karrie Grasser is the Assistant Vice President for University Protocol and Events. In this position, she works closely with the President, the Chief of Staff, and the Vice Presidents of the university on key university events and activities. Karrie manages the Board of Fellows and takes a leadership role in events supporting the Regents and Trustees. In addition, she serves as consultant to event planners across campus to ensure university standards and protocols are understood and followed. She regularly orchestrates events both large and small for the university, including Undergraduate and Graduate Commencements, the annual Golden Circle Theatre Party, and the board travel Karrie joined the staff at Santa Clara in 1988 and has served the university in various capacities, from Event Planner to Director of External Relations to her current position in the Office of the President. Karrie’s association with the university is long and deep, as she, her husband and their three children are all graduates of Santa Clara.