Clayton Smith is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Windsor after serving 12 years as Vice-Provost and Dean of Students. Over the course of his career, Dr. Smith has amassed significant knowledge and expertise in the area of enrollment management. Dr. Smith previously held senior enrollment management positions at the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Tallahassee Community College in Florida and the University of Maine at Augusta.
Known for his focus on comparative enrollment management, Dr. Smith has performed collaborative research into the distinctive qualities of enrollment management in the United States and Canada that has allowed educational leaders from both countries to compare and share best practices. In 2011, Dr. Smith co-edited SEM in Canada: Promoting Student and Institutional Success in Canadian Colleges and Universities. He is currently conducting research on the faculty role in SEM and how change management impacts successful SEM institutional implementation.
Dr. Smith is a leader in the field of enrollment management, with special emphasis on the areas of institutional SEM readiness, implementing SEM, enrollment planning, change management, international student affairs, marketing and student recruitment, and student success and retention. He has worked at a variety of higher education institutions, including residential and commuter, rural and urban, and two-year and four-year schools, and has consulted for AACRAO Consulting at nearly thirty colleges and universities.
Dr. Smith holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine, an M.A. in Political Science from Drew University, an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Maine, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education from Florida State University. He is a senior consultant with AACRAO Consulting and currently serves as AACRAO’s Strategic Enrollment Management Conference director.
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