Student-Services Professional Kathea J. Smith Appointed New Assistant Dean for Merrick School of Business
March 16, 2017
Contact: Public Affairs
Kathea J. Smith has joined the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business as assistant dean for enrollment, academic affairs, and student services. Smith brings more than a decade of student service experience in various Maryland higher education institutions and a passion for student recruitment and retention. She comes to UB from the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at Goucher College, where she was the director of admissions and recruitment.
Smith's background in student affairs aligns with the educational needs of UB students. Her insights into implementing recruiting and retentions campaigns, and providing a range of student services to nontraditional, military, and veteran students, will be an important resource for her and the business school's leadership.
"I've had the University of Baltimore on my radar for quite some time," Smith said. "UB's students come from variety of deeply diverse backgrounds and I found that to be appealing as I was searching for a new role. I'm truly humbled to be a part of this amazing and impactful institution. Getting to work with the Merrick School’s faculty and staff—all of whom are dedicated to seeing our students’ become successful professionals and entrepreneurs—is great opportunity for me."
Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in human services from Stevenson University in 2004 and her Masters of Science degree in counselor education from McDaniel College in 2008.
Smith's duties as the new assistant dean for the Merrick School of Business will include overseeing undergraduate academic advising for business students, developing and maintaining course schedules, administering academic affairs, and monitoring the course evaluation process.
Learn more about the Merrick School of Business.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.