At Large Council Member
227 W. Jefferson Blvd County City Building South Bend, IN 46601 Suite 455
For 28 years, Rachel Tomas Morgan has called South Bend home. Born in the Philippines and raised in central Illinois, Rachel first came to South Bend to attend St. Mary’s College. After graduate work at the University of Notre Dame, she and her husband, Pete Morgan, committed to making South Bend home and raising their two children on the city’s near west side.
Rachel received her MA in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame and her BA in religious studies and psychology from Saint Mary’s College. She has previously worked in the fields of international development and natural disaster assistance, secondary education and religious studies, and faith-based social outreach. She sits on boards of non-profits and university committees around the world, including having served on the working group for international volunteerism at the Brookings Institute and the board of the Near West Side Neighborhood Organization.
As an administrator and faculty member at Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, Tomas Morgan has worked in the area of global engagement. Working across campus and around the world with non-governmental organizations, she teaches courses, manages programs, and consults on international related initiatives across the University, nationally, and internationally. Her teaching and research interests include global citizenship, civic and political engagement, cultural competency, and the intersection of ethics, global education, and international development. Her passion has been to educate students about their responsibility as global citizens locally rooted and working in service to the common good.
In deciding to make her first run for public office in 2019, Tomas Morgan takes the lessons she teaches to heart. As an at-large member of the Common Council, Rachel is committed to serving and representing all people and businesses, in all districts across the city, together building a South Bend where all can flourish.
South Bend Common Council
Representing all of the residents in: Residing within the city limits & the businesses of South Bend.