YOUR BUSINESS AUTHORITY

Springfield, MO

Log in Subscribe

Saint Louis University diversity VP dies on Juneteenth

Posted online

Jonathan Smith, Saint Louis University's vice president of diversity and community engagement, died on Juneteenth. He was 61.

Smith 11 days earlier had a stroke, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

He also served as an assistant professor of African American studies at SLU and pushed for Juneteenth to be celebrated as a holiday at the university.

President Joe Biden late last week signed a bill making Juneteenth a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Comments

No comments on this story |
Please log in to add your comment
Editors' Pick
Open for Business: La Habana Vieja

Cuban cuisine arrived on C-Street with the opening of La Habana Vieja; independent brokerage Gateway Real Estate opened its first office; and a veteran of the restaurant industry invested in her first food truck.

Most Read