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Smith Named Vice President for Student Affairs
August 24, 2017

Angela Smith has been named vice president for student affairs at Walters State Community College.  
“We are very excited to have Angi join us to lead Walters State’s student services area,” said Dr. Tony Miksa, president of Walters State. 
“She not only brings significant experience and knowledge of student services to the college but has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for helping students achieve their academic and career goals,” he also said.

Smith has over 17 years of experience in student services, most recently serving as vice president of student development at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga. She also worked at the University of Tennessee, rising from director of student conduct to associate dean of students. Early in her career, she practiced law with the the Chattanooga firm of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel. 
Smith is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. She also holds a B.A. in English from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and received an EMT certificate from Chattanooga State Community College.  

At Young Harris College, Smith was responsible for student discipline, orientation, residence life, campus activities and counseling. She also supervised the Student Success Center, which included advising, disability services and career development and provided one-on-one counseling to distressed students on matters ranging from academic counseling to substance abuse. 
As associate dean of students at the University of Tennessee, her responsibilities included coordinating and writing policies on issues relating to students, including the Clery Act, Title IX and the ADA. Smith served as assistant director of university housing and director of student judicial affairs. She also served as the administrative law judge for the University of Tennessee system. As an associate professor and an adjunct professor, she taught classes in counseling and law.  
Smith replaces Dr. Foster Chason, who retired in 2016.