Geoff Smith, former senior vice president of the Woodstock Institute, has been named executive director of DePaul University's Institute for Housing Studies. He will direct the institute's research and data collection efforts that focus primarily on supporting practitioners such as city planners, financial institutions, developers and community-based organizations working to preserve and increase access to affordable rental housing in Cook County. Smith, 36, received a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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