Ann Brothers Smith Honored by the American Association of University Administrators

Ann Brothers Smith has been recognized by the American Association of University Administrators with the Dan L. King Award for University and College Trustee Leadership. Dr. Smith will be presented the award at the association’s national conference later this year.

Dr. Smith, a retired public school administrator, has served as a member of the West Virginia State University Board of Governors since 2011, serving as chair, vice chair, and chair of several board committees. She is also president emeritus of the WVSU National Alumni Association and serves on the WVSU Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Smith worked for many years in the Detroit public school system as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She retired in 2007 as the associate superintendent for school leadership for Detroit Public Schools.

In addition to earning her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia State University, Dr. Smith earned a master’s degree from Ohio State University and an educational doctorate from Wayne State University in Detroit.

West Virginia State University is a historically Black institution. Today, it enrolls nearly 3,700 students. African Americans make up just 8 percent of the undergraduate student body.


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