Lynda Szymanski, interim provost, announced today the hiring of Sharon M. Howell, CSJ, as the director of the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice. In this role, Sister Sharon also will serve as the Archbishop Harry Flynn Endowed Chair in Catholic Identity and director of the Myser Initiative. She will spend some time on campus beginning in late November and will begin her full-time position in early January.

As a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Sister Sharon brings a love for academia, the church and serving others to St. Kate’s. In this role, she will follow her passion for working as a student affairs professional and church administrator within our community to serve the interests of students, staff and faculty, and promote the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

“We are thrilled to have Sister Sharon join us as the new director of the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice,” said Dr. Szymanski. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position that will advance the Center as a bright and vibrant area of the University. Additionally, we look forward to the vision she will bring to the roles of Endowed Chair in Catholic Identity and Director of the Myser Initiative to further the Catholic pillar of our mission within our community.”

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November 16th, 2018