Clayton Smith is Vice-Provost, Students (Dean of Students) and International at the University of Windsor, where he oversees the University's campus-wide internationalization efforts and serves as dean of students. Prior to becoming Vice-Provost, he held senior enrolment management positions at the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Tallahassee Community College in Florida and the University of Maine at Augusta. Previously, he held positions in public administration and policy analysis in Washington, D.C. and Maine.
Dr. Smith holds the Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science, from the University of Southern Maine, the Master of Arts degree, in Political Science, from Drew University, the Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Maine, and the Doctor of Education degree, in Higher Education, from Florida State University. Smith also completed the Senior University Administrators’ Course through the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Smith has received the University of Windsor Organization of Part-time University Students’ Friends of Students Award. He was also named Honorary Member of the University of Windsor Chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society and now serves as faculty advisor for Golden Key's Windsor Chapter.
Active professionally throughout his career, Smith currently serves on the College & University, Journal of Student Affairs Research & Practice and Journal of International Students editorial boards, and co-chairs the annual Canadian SEM Summit. He is also an active member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services and the Canadian Bureau of International Education.
Active in the community, Smith served as co-chair of the Pakistani Canadian Windsor Association Flood Reiief Fund Committee.and the Pakistani Canadian Windsor Association Earthquake Fund Relief Committee.
Dr. Smith is a frequent national and international presenter on strategic enrolment management, internationalization of higher education, student engagement and student affairs topics. Comparative enrolment management is the current focus of Dr.Smith’s research. Working with a colleague in Western Canada, he has led a conversation in both Canada and the U.S. on the relative distinctive qualities of enrolment management in both countries and emphasized how enrolment managers on both sides of the border can learn from each other. He also manages a Web site (www.uwindsor.ca/sem) that serves as a resource library on strategic enrolment management for Canadians.