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Derek Elkins

Director of the Sturzl Center

B.A. Philosophy, University of North Carolina-Greensboro 
M.A. Christian Education, Union Presbyterian Seminary 
M.A. Theology, The Theological School at Drew University 

Derek Elkins joined the SNC community in 2015 as Protestant Chaplain, and later served as Co-Director of the Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life & Vocation for three years. Before coming to St. Norbert, Derek worked in multiple roles with NJ-STEP, the prison education partnership between the state of New Jersey and Rutgers University. Throughout his fifteen-year career in higher education, Derek has built joyful and generative partnerships through shared values in order to develop programs and systems that expand inclusion and equity. Derek believes that the highest ideals of St. Norbert College call us to mutual esteem, trust, responsibility, and respect. As Director, Derek strives to build and sustain partnerships and programs that instill these values at the very center of our community life.

Derek is also the Director of the Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life & Vocation.

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