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Regina Smith, a dynamic and spirited educator, stands as a driving force within the Naropa University community. As the Vice President of Mission, Culture, and Inclusive Community, her dedication is steadfastly inspired by poetic vision while firmly grounded in heart-and-body-centered clarity and compassion. Regina’s visionary perspective is eloquently captured in her own words, “What excites me about the Division of Mission, Culture and Inclusive Community is that we’re doing cutting-edge work that I don’t know of that’s happening at other universities…” She recognizes that the interconnectedness of people and planet is vital to reshape the world, and Naropa University serves as a crucible for nurturing this interconnected worldview.
In a world driven by commodification and ceaseless growth, Regina and her team help to keep Naropa aligned with its conscience, nurturing the institution’s unique identity. Her profound insights and tireless dedication make Regina Smith an instrumental figure, ensuring Naropa remains a beacon of transformation and authenticity in higher education.