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Hendricks Chapel Welcomes New Leadership Team Members
Hendricks Chapel announces the appointments of Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz as associate dean and Peg Northrup as director of operations. These new roles will support Hendricks Chapel in its vision of becoming a global leader for religious and spiritual engagement and will help align the chapel’s efforts in supporting the University’s vision, mission and Academic Strategic Plan.
“To build on our history, draw from our community and embrace this new and exhilarating opportunity, Hendricks Chapel is fortunate to add such gifted and experienced leaders,” says Dean of Hendricks Chapel Brian Konkol. “Rebecca and Peg will help us to more fully align our collective efforts with our mission, in order to ensure a dynamic, thoughtful and supportive environment for the exploration of religious practice, personal spirituality, moral courage, the building of community and social service and action.”
As associate dean, Kantrowitz will focus on developing programming and services, increasing involvement with the chapel across the diverse student body and campus partners, and support efforts to grow the chapel’s visibility and impact. She brings three decades of experience as a student life professional, most recently in the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, with previous leadership roles in student affairs, residence life and diversity and inclusion.
As director of operations, Northrup will provide strategic vision and oversight for the administrative functions of Hendricks Chapel and the Chancellor’s House, increase communication and assist in the growth of programming. As a seasoned event management and communications professional, Northrup’s experience at the University in University College, government and community relations, special events and strategic planning will serve as an asset to this new role.
“Alongside a committed team of chaplains, staff, and partners, Rebecca and Peg will help us to energize and expand Hendricks Chapel’s important role as the vibrant and dynamic center of religious and spiritual life. We plan to increase the chapel’s reach throughout the campus and beyond by accepting students as they are, appreciating what they seek, and accompanying them to the fullness of our abilities,” says Konkol. “This is the ideal moment to communicate and invigorate the vision, mission and values of Hendricks Chapel. From the outburst of global religious diversity, to the general embrace of multicultural competency and holistic well-being, as well as the prominence of local and global conflict, such dynamics—in arrangement with many others—has made the proactive interaction with religious, spiritual, ethical, and moral matters an educational requirement for those seeking to best equip global leaders.”
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