Schnitzer promoted to president and CEO of CIRI
Susan 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
You can read more about Schnizter’s new position in
this news article.