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Remembering Dr. Jonathan Smith (1959-2021)

Dr. Jonathan Smith, Saint Louis University's vice president for diversity and community engagement, had a profound impact on the lives of many at SLU, throughout the local community and beyond.

Dr. Jonathan C. Smith Amphitheater Dedication

The amphitheater near SLU’s iconic clock tower in memory of Jonathan Smith, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25. The event will happen at Lipic Clock Tower Plaza and be live streamed on this page.

The dedication ceremony will include the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at the amphitheater honoring Smith and his legacy. New seating areas have been added to the area, along with outdoor power outlets, creating additional spaces for students to study, talk and collaborate.

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Dedication Livestream


Remembering Dr. Smith In Words
Experience His Work

St Louis Black Repertory Company has extended the run of "Do I Move You," based on a based on a collection of poetry by Dr. Smith through Friday, July 9. The production streams on demand through Vimeo. Learn more.

Memorial Service

Memorial Service

Dr. Smith’s loved ones, Blessed Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Saint Louis University celebrated his life on Wednesday, June 30 at Chaifetz Arena.

View a Recording of the Service

Download the Memorial Service Program