UT Dallas appoints associate vice president for student affairs

Amanda Smith is responsible for managing and supervising more than 100 workers in the Dean of Students Office. | File photo
The University of Texas Dallas recently appointed Amanda Smith to the role of associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, permanently installing her in the role in which she had been serving on an interim basis for the past year.
 
“Amanda’s greatest asset is her ability to build an inclusive community for our students,” Gene Fitch, her predecessor in the vice president for student affairs role, said. “I am confident that she will be intentional at engaging and interacting with our students in order to provide the quality programs and services they expect,” Fitch said.
 
Smith is responsible for managing and supervising more than 100 workers in the Dean of Students Office, which spans initiative ranging from health and wellness to the Office of Community Standards and Conduct. She will also serve in the student affairs' crisis and critical incident management team.
 
“Hands down, it’s the students — their diversity and their academically driven mindset, yet they still have a desire to become well-rounded,” Smith saidof the source of her passion for the job. “They take full advantage of our programs, whether it’s participating in sports or wellness activities, so that they will end up not just with an academic degree but as a contributing member of society.”

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