Dr. Sandra Smith

Dr. Sandra D. Smith is a results oriented executive with nearly 20 years of experience. Her most recent responsibility was as Regional Associate Dean to the largest geographical area within Strayer University Onsite Programs. Prior to Strayer Dr. Smith served as Executive Director to thirty four (34) grant funded youth development service programs ranging from k-12 at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. She supervised a staff of 130 employees with 34 direct reports.

Dr. Smith has demonstrated leadership and fiscal abilities that include faculty development; student retention; spearheaded strategic resources committee for reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; served as financial services liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for the initial accreditation of a Historically Black institution of higher education; served on Middle States College reaffirmation committee; assisted in the implementation and writing of charters for Performing Arts High Schools; implemented and served as Director of the #1 Young Adult Borough collaborative program within the 5 boroughs of New York City Department of Education; implemented online courses for High School Students at an overage-under-credited collaborative program and provides course instruction for both synchronous and asynchronous university platforms.

Dr. Smith has vast experience in Higher Education Administration and Secondary Education with an unwavering commitment to the highest educational standards in order to support and encourage today’s youth and adults. She has an understanding and experience in facilitating today’s complex and rapidly changing student populations. Additionally, she has an established record of achievement in challenging work environments which emphasizes high performance standards including attention to detail, deadline sensitivity, and excellent organizational skills.
Dr. Smith's most recent accomplishment has been the completion of her true life story "Choices". Choices was written during her 18mths incarcerated and has become a message of hope and redemption for many. This story is resonating with both youth and adults because of the courage and tenacity in which it was written.

For more information, please visit chooseyou.us.

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Seize This Brand New Day

Today is a brand new day. A day full of opportunity. Regardless of your current situation you hold within you the ability to achieve amazing strides. We are all given opportunities to choose our paths in life. Often that task seems daunting but if we can keep the faith and just hold on, victory is on the way. Today you were given a gift that many were not given – the gift of life. Every moment that we are allowed to stay on this earth is a gift which should not be taken for granted. I have learned the hard… Read more.

Choices shape our lives in ways we never imagined but God’s grace is sufficient to carry us through any journey.