Michael Smith to take up new role with Jesuit Refugee Service

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We are delighted to congratulate our Academic Dean, Michael Smith SJ on his new appointment as International Education Coordinator (IEC) for Jesuit Refugee Service, based at the JRS International Office in Rome. Michael has a special concern for the plight of those who have been forced to flee their homes and has made a significant contribution to refugee education over many years.

Michael’s dedication to education is witnessed in his teaching and unit design, his work with Jesuit Theological College and his founding and 17 years of dedicated service to Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation (now Jesuit College of Spirituality) to ensure that laity and religious are well formed in Ignatian spirituality and equipped for service; these are among his many achievements in this field.

Michael will be leaving to take up his appointment at the end of February in 2017.