Delois H. Smith

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Delois H. Smith

Vice president for Diversity

Delois H. Smith is vice president for Diversity at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She joined the university in 1984 and held progressively responsible positions in the areas of Student Affairs and upper administration.

Smith was appointed as director of Student Development Services in 1992, and also served the university as special assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs, and as the vice president for Student Affairs.

In 2009, Ms. Smith was appointed by the UAH President to head and develop the Office of Diversity and Student Support Services for the campus. As vice president for Diversity and Student Support Services, she was responsible for strategic planning, fiscal management and staffing for the Office of Diversity, serving faculty, staff, students and administrators, Student Health Services, the Counseling Center, Services for Students with Disabilities and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

She is involved in direct diversity leadership and service to the Huntsville community and Madison County and works and serves on many university and community leadership boards and committees.

Ms. Smith is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, a Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist and a Qualified Intercultural Administrator.

She graduated from The University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Educational Psychology.

In 2010, campus-wide programmatic diversity awareness and training initiatives were implemented through the Office of Diversity.

Developments include: increased co-sponsoring and support of campus-wide diversity initiatives and programs for students, staff, faculty and administrators;

Increased university leadership roles on diversity and inclusion through outreach efforts to the Huntsville Community; serving as consultant and compliance official for the Affirmative Action, equity, Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX and inclusion concerns.