Welcome to the Office of Development
Naropa University is unique in its gift of education in a contemplative environment, its lineage of innovators and poets, and its relationship with its students. Naropa’s values of self-understanding, compassion, world wisdom, academic rigor, and civic engagement have never been more relevant than in today’s fast-paced, instantly connected, global landscape. Your gift to Naropa University means that we can continue to offer our students the academic, personal and spiritual journey that will challenge them, transform their lives, and help them make a difference in our world.
Lenz Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Jasmine Syedullah
Jasmine Syedullah is a black feminist political theorist of abolition, as well as co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation (North Atlantic Books, 2016). She holds the first Assistant Professor line in Vassar College’s Africana Studies Program, celebrating its 51st anniversary this year. Her current research centers the fugitive writings of formerly enslaved mother Harriet Jacobs and her abolitionist vision of freedom.
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Rooted in embodied contemplative philosophies, Regina Smith relies on magical creativity, intellectual clarity, and mission-centered collaborative leadership to advocate for social transformation. With an MFA in Poetry, and an MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy, her training allows her to bridge the mechanics of the mind with the intricacy of the heart.

Jason Embry Smith

Interim Vice President for Development

Upcoming Events

Lenz Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Jasmine Syedullah

Jasmine Syedullah is a black feminist political theorist of abolition, as well as co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation (North Atlantic Books, 2016). She holds the first Assistant Professor line in Vassar College’s Africana Studies Program, celebrating its 51st anniversary this year. Her current research centers the fugitive writings of formerly enslaved mother Harriet Jacobs and her abolitionist vision of freedom.

Know Your Impact

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund contributes to the nearly $4 million in scholarships Naropa awards each year and supports investments in computer and laboratory equipment, faculty and course development, student activities and career services, library acquisitions, grounds and facilities enhancements, campus safety, and special academic initiatives.

Naropa Scholarship Fund

Your donation to the Naropa Scholarship Fund allows our talented students in need of financial support to pursue their academic dreams and contributes to the nearly $7 million in scholarships Naropa awards each year.

Stay in touch

If you have any questions for the Office of Career & Life Development please reach out to development@naropa.edu.

Our team

Jason Scott Embry

Interim Vice President for Development

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Donor Relations Manager

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Alumnx & Family Relationship Officer

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Christopher Rachal

Research & Data Manager

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