Civic Engagement GA

In 2009, the Shaw Center and the Office of Residence Life, with generous support from the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, partnered to create a shared graduate assistantship. The graduate assistant for civic engagement is a liaison between campus and community, enhancing the referral process for students wishing to participate in co-curricular engagement opportunities either as an individual or as part of a student group or organization. In 2010-11, based on the established partnership with student affairs and with support from the School of Education, we were able to expand the partnership to include the Office of First Year and Transfer Programs. The vision of the position remained the same with an increased emphasis placed on meeting the needs of first-year and transfer students.


Ashley Smith is new to Syracuse, New York as she was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is 2012 graduate of DePaul University as a Business Management Major with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree. She was very involved in her undergraduate career as she led groups such as the Black Student Union and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and was recently recognized as a Senior Leader in Multicultural Student Affairs and awarded The Barbara A. Sizemore Leadership Award at DePaul University for her outstanding leadership and commitment to education. In her free time she enjoys roller skating and hip-hop dance as she has participated in both activities on a competitive level. She is very excited to begin her work at Syracuse this Fall!

Ashley Smith

Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement
(315) 443-6790

Education: B.S.C. in Business Management and pursing a Masters in Higher Education.
Chicago, IL
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