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Schnitzer promoted to president and CEO of CIRI

February 18, 2020

Susan SchnitzerSusan Schnitzer ’91 BA (Econ/PSt) has been named the president and CEO of the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI), a nonprofit that advocates for and supports immigrants, refugees, and survivors of human trafficking across Connecticut.

In her new role, Schnitzer will help CIRI grow and diversify. CIRI is the only Connecticut nonprofit that provides legal, social, linguistic, and educational services to new Americans in the state. CIRI, which was formerly the International Institute of Connecticut, has been working since 1918 to ensure that immigrants and refugees can become self-sufficient and contributing members of their community. They also provide services to victims of serious crimes, including human trafficking, torture, and domestic violence. Each year CIRI works with approximately 5,000 individuals across the state.

Schnitzer has been with CIRI for the past three years as their director of programs and compliance. She previously spent 10 years as director of grants and program administration at the Center for Family Justice.

You can read more about Schnizter’s new position in this news article.


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