Kathleen Boyle Dalen is chief talent, integration and culture officer at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where her role is to foster a positive team culture and ongoing learning across the organization and maximize the Foundation’s efficiency and impact. Her role includes engaging team members to explore new partnerships, project development, and relationship management through nurturing key connections that support the Foundation’s goals. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Boyle Dalen was the vice president and a founding member of PREP-KC, where her responsibilities included partnership development, talent development, and organizational learning. While at PREP-KC, Boyle Dalen led the development of effective strategies to prepare urban, low-income students for success in postsecondary education and the workforce.
Boyle Dalen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University in Washington, D.C.; a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University; and a doctorate in psychology from Rutgers University. She is an adjunct professor at Rockhurst University, where she teaches social psychology and psychology of gender and community engagement. She also is an Educational Policy Fellow of the Institute for Educational Leadership, was appointed by Governor Nixon to the Board of the Children’s Trust Fund, and serves on on the Donnelly College Board of Trustees. She has been invited to speak at national conferences including Grantmakers for Education, is an annual speaker in the Kansas City Tomorrow leadership program, and has been honored by the Girls Scouts for her work to create new strategies to provide girls with access to STEM careers.