Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
Leeds School of Business
Al Smith is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs at the Leeds School of Business. He joined the Leeds School in August 2011 after serving in a variety of roles in Student and Academic Affairs including: the Clinical Coordinator of the Center for Counseling and Student Development, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Development, Director of the First Year Center at East Carolina University, and from 2008 – 2011 he was the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the College of Business at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
During his career, Smith has designed and developed a variety of programs and services that improved student success and learning. Most notably Smith has been responsible for directing a campus wide freshman seminar program (for over 5,000 students), coordinating an academic intervention program that drove student retention, creating a variety of student leadership programs, and improving student satisfaction in a variety of student services areas. In addition to serving in these leadership roles, Smith has published articles, presented nationally/ internationally on a variety of student development related topics, and has authored a text book on the first year experience.
As Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, Smith is responsible for leading the undergraduate experience at the Leeds School of Business which includes the areas of recruitment, signature programs (residential academic program, global initiatives, pre-business program, business minor, honors, and top scholars), undergraduate advising, mentoring programs, and career development.