Smith Appointed Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Emmanuel recently promoted Jeff Smith, previously Director of Multicultural Programs, to Director of Diversity and Inclusion/ Multicultural Programs. In this expanded role, Smith works closely with the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusivity, the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Programs to advance the College's commitments to social justice and support for students of diverse backgrounds. As part of the appointment, Smith's office was relocated to a suite in Marian Hall, which is also home to a new multicultural student space.
Smith's promotion comes amid enhanced efforts to cultivate Emmanuel's strong sense of community. In late August, the inaugural student-developed program Students Taking an Active Role Together, or S.T.A.R.T., welcomed a select group of first-year students to campus for a week of discussions focused on race and on programming and services that are responsive to the needs of students of color. In September, the President's Commission sponsored the third annual Dialogue Forum, offering the Emmanuel community an opportunity to come together and reflect on the nation's continuing struggle with discrimination.