WELCOME SMITH PARENTS!
We are pleased to announce a new initiative designed especially for Smith
Dr. Susan Pearson ('75, PhD '84), vice chair of the Smith School Board of
Advisors, is a proud Smith parent. Along with Dean Anand, Susan is excited to
head up the new Smith School Parents’ Council, a group that encourages Smith
parents to become lifelong members of the our community.
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations and The Office of
Undergraduate Studies will work closely with Susan and her team to develop the
Council throughout the 2012-13 academic year. A few of our goals include forming
the leadership team for the Smith School Parents’ Council, increasing parent
participation in the Annual Fund, increasing communications between the school
and families, and planning outreach events.
Our first event, a brunch held at Van Munching Hall on February 23, 2013, was
a resounding success. Dean Anand, Dean Mullins, Susan Pearson, and
representatives from the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, Office of Career
Services, and Office of Development and Alumni Relations spoke to a capacity
crowd, giving an overview of new initiatives in the Smith School undergraduate
program. For those who could not attend, we’ve provided downloads of the
documents from Dean Mullins and Career Services, as well as
a link to a video of the
We are looking forward to your active participation in the Smith School
Parents’ Council and we promise to keep you informed of our progress along the
Sending you our very best,
Smith School Resources and Contacts
For a full overview of prospective student information, including admissions,
transferring, honors programs and more, please visit
Smith School Parents’ Council
The Smith School Parents’ Council is comprised of active and engaged Smith
students’ parents, who serve as ambassadors on behalf of the Smith School,
liaise between the dean and the greater Smith parent body, and advance the
mission and goals of the school through support of the Smith School Annual Fund.
To join the Smith School Parents’ Council, sign up for e-newsletters, or
volunteer to host an event in your geographic region, please e-mail
University of Maryland Resources
Many important student and parent services are managed through University of
Maryland offices. Please visit the links below for more information.