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Marguerite d'Aprile-Smith

Marguerite d'Aprile-Smith


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d'Aprile-Smith joins arts center staff

Marguerite d'Aprile-Smith has been named director of communications of the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.

d'Aprile-Smith has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, outreach, community development and research for a variety of arts and cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations. Since 2004, she has worked for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, serving for the last two years as director of external affairs. She implemented a communications plan for the council that demonstrated the public value of the arts.

For 12 years, d'Aprile-Smith was senior editor of the J. Paul Getty Trust's Art & Architecture Thesaurus and traveled internationally presenting seminars, lectures and workshops. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the College of New Rochelle and a master of arts degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta Cooperstown Graduate Program.

At Princeton, d'Aprile-Smith will work in a variety of media to enhance the visibility of the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, which is part of a major initiative announced by President Shirley M. Tilghman in 2006 to enhance the role of the creative and performing arts in the life of the University and its community. She also will assist with fundraising and serve as an adviser for the new "arts and transit neighborhood" that is part of a 10-year plan being developed for the campus.

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