Michael Labbe

Michael Labbe




Prior to his role at the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA), Labbe served in the United States Navy. He earned his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Mississippi in 2017.

During his Naval service, Labbe worked as a Surface Warfare Officer, serving aboard USS Philippine Sea and USS Boxer, including a deployment with USS Abraham Lincoln in the Indo-Pacific region. In these roles, he held numerous watch positions including Officer of the Deck, Engineering Officer of the Watch (Steam), and Antisubmarine Warfare Commander.

His most recent Naval assignment was as the N7 Training Staff Officer for Destroyer Squadron TWO ONE, where he was tasked with validating the training programs for seven Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers.

In 2023, Labbe joined the University of Notre Dame as the Assistant Director for Military and Veterans Affairs, where he manages various projects and initiatives that align with OMVA's mission. These include the Host Family Program, a support system for military-connected students; the Notre Dame Warrior-Scholar Project, designed to assist service members in transitioning to academic life; and RouteND, a service member recruitment tool designed to fill Notre Dame with the best and brightest. His work is informed by a commitment to align OMVA's operations with the University's priorities and values.

Labbe holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Naval Science from the University of Mississippi. He is actively pursuing a Master's degree in Data Science at the University of Notre Dame and will graduate in May of 2024.

Beyond his professional life, Michael cherishes family time in South Bend with his wife, Katherine, and their son. 




Megan Leis

Before her appointment in the OMVA, Leis served in the United States Navy. She earned her commission through Notre Dame’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in 2011. During her Naval Service, she served as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer, completing tours of duty aboard USS Port Royal and USS Gerald R. Ford, including a deployment to the Arabian Gulf. Most recently, Leis served as an executive officer at the Navy’s largest enlisted engineering training facility in Great Lakes, IL. She continues to serve as a Navy Reservist.

Megan Leis

Megan Leis was named Notre Dame’s assistant director for military and veterans affairs in 2019. In this capacity, she formulates, organizes, and monitors inter-connected projects that advance the mission of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA). She is also responsible for planning and managing Storm the Stadium, a premier outreach event; the Notre Dame Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic program designed to prepare service members for the pivot from the battlefield to the classroom; and enhances the operations of the OMVA in a way that is strategic and adheres to the University’s priorities and values.

Leis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Technology Management with a Mediterranean and Middle East Studies minor from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.

She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, Eric, and their three children.