Andria Wisler, currently the director of Georgetown’s Program on Justice and Peace, was chosen to become the Director of the Center for Social Justice. The position has been empty for more than two years, after the CSJ’s founder and former director Kathleen Mass Weigert left Georgetown for Loyola University of Chicago.
“I am very excited with Dr. Andria Wisler’s appointment as executive director of the Center for Social Justice,” said Ray Shiu, associate director at the CSJ. “I believe her vision and experiences will build upon CSJ’s impact in the community and on Georgetown students.”
During the transition period, the CSJ struggled to make partnerships on campus and therefore fund projects with a limited staff, the Voice reported last year. Wisler hopes to resolve these problems to better serve the CSJ’s mision.
“I am eager to build on the strengths of the CSJ as it involves a wider spectrum of students in social justice work and reach out more to faculty and alumni,” Wisler said in an email to the Vox. “I am eager to strengthen our relationships with diverse community partners.”
Shiu believes Wisler, with an experienced staff and “meaningful work,” will lead the CSJ “to its next chapter.”
“I am incredibly excited to be a part of such a great CSJ team whose work is integral to living out the social justice mission of the University,” Wisler said.
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