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Emma Strumpf joins staff of U of Hartford Hillel

WEST HARTFORD – Emma Strumpf has been appointed manager of programming and engagement of the University of Hartford Hillel, it was announced recently by the organization’s director of Jewish Student Life Lisa Langsner. 

Strumpf recently completed a two-year Hillel International Springboard Innovation Fellowship with the University at Albany Hillel, where she was successful at engaging students of all backgrounds and building an inclusive Jewish community across campus. 

A Connecticut native, Strumpf served as president of the University of Connecticut Hillel while a student the Storrs campus. She graduated from UConn with a Bachelors degree in history, as well as dual minors in human rights and Judaic studies. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Emma to the University of Hartford,” said Langsner in announcing Strumpf’s appointment. “Emma’s training in design thinking methodologies paired with her enthusiasm for building community make her an excellent partner in increasing our engagement strategy across campus. In this newly created role, Emma will extend Hillel engagement across the University, connecting even more students to Jewish life on campus and in the greater Hartford community.” 

According to Langsner, in her new role Strump will be responsible for enhancing support for Jewish life across the University of Hartford by creating new community-building and educational opportunities for Jewish students and their friends. Through her efforts, it is expected that Hillel will continue to form meaningful partnerships with other campus organizations, increase Shabbat and holiday offerings, facilitate life-changing immersive experiences, and build leadership in the University of Hartford community and beyond. 

The new position of U of Hartford manager of programming and engagement is made possible through the support of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, Hillel International, and the University of Hartford.

To learn more about University of Hartford Hillel programs, contact Lisa Langsner at langsner@hartford.edu. 

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