Steven Smits

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Manager, Alumni & Advancement / Administrative Departments - External Relations - University Advancement
Position
Administration
Office
F301
Extension
4404
Website
About
Steven is an advancement professional who values community engagement and sustainable practices. He is focused on the people at the center of any process; engaging them in a way that allows them to bring their full selves to the work. He values considered processes that culminate in exceptional relationships forged between organizations and the community at large.

With over five years of experience in non-profit management his focus is on the impact organizations make within their communities. He strives to be an inclusive, compassionate, and empathetic leader who encourages his team to strive for excellence. He is a lifelong learner and consistently seeks ways to gain new skills and experiences to advance his skill set while also prioritizing the ongoing development of the entire team.
Steven firmly understands the impact that Nipissing has on the broader community and looks forward to championing the university’s strategic priorities locally, nationally, and internationally.
Education
Diploma, Production Design and Technical Arts - National Theatre School of Canada
Diploma, Arts and Cultural Management - MacEwan University
Bachelor of Professional Arts, Governance, Law and Management – Athabasca University (Ongoing)
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) (Ongoing)
Research
Publications