Michele D. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Multicultural Services
Assistant Professor, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Michele D. Smith, PhD, serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Missouri State University. She has supervision over the Multicultural Services Unit that includes the offices of Multicultural Programs, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ Student Services, TRIO Support Services (Upward Bound and Student Support Services), and Access Programs & Scholarships (Wyman, Kauffman, and College Bound) that serve first generation, low-income students. She also is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Masters’ Program in the Department of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education. Dr. Smith is housed in the Dean of Students Suite in the Plaster Student Union. Dr. Smith oversees the Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship.