Pittsburgh—Carlow University has named Jessica Ruffin to be the director of its Social Justice Institutes.
“Jessica brings a wealth of experience at community building, strategic planning, financial management, and fundraising. In addition, she values service and is committed to social justice,” said Deanne D’Emilio, JD, Provost of Carlow University. “We are very pleased to welcome her as the inaugural director of The Social Justice Institutes of Carlow University.”
The Social Justice Institutes includes the Grace Ann Geibel Institute for Justice and Social Responsibility and the Women of Spirit Institute. The Geibel Institute engages students, faculty, staff and the community in research, education, and outreach that seek to challenge systemic oppression. The new Women of Spirit Institute will work to provide access to resources and programming for women seeking to create and implement solutions for social change. The collaboration between the two institutes will build capacity to make a sustainable impact in communities, locally and globally.