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Kate Smanik to Direct DePauw's Center for Spiritual Life

Kate Smanik to Direct DePauw's Center for Spiritual Life

May 13, 2010

LGLa_0159.jpgMay 13, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Kate Smanik has been appointed director of DePauw University's Center for Spiritual Life. Smanik comes to DePauw from Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she is program assistant for the women's center.  She begins her work at DePauw on July 6.

"I am very excited to have attracted and hired a person to this position with not only excellent credentials and experience in spiritual life, but also a broad background in social justice issues," says Cindy Babington, vice president for student life and dean of students at DePauw. "I believe that Kate's positive energy will be felt from members of the community as soon as she arrives on campus."Students Walk Spring.jpg

Smanik received her undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster and Masters of Divinity from Yale University. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) but is in the process of transitioning her ministerial status to the United Church of Christ. Prior to joining the staff of Montclair State, Smanik served as chaplain at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Learn more about DePauw's Center for Spiritual Life here.