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Mary Young Smith

Position: Student Services Specialist Department: Housing and Residence Life

Contact Info

Office: Thompson Center Suite 301 Phone: 336-750-3370


Mary Young Smith has served in the Housing and Residence Life Department in capacities of Clerk Typist, Secretary to the Dean of Men, Administrative Assistant, Housing Coordinator, Interim Director of Residence Life, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life/Assignments and currently serves in the capacity of Student Services Specialist for Assignments. She earned a Business Administration Comprehensive (B.A.) Degree at Winston-Salem State University in 1992 and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

She has collaborated with both faculty and staff within the divisions on campus as well as mentored students. She is currently in her fifteenth year with the Corporate Volunteers Program of the Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, which is a partnership with WSSU and the Elementary schools in the Winston-Salem vicinity where she spends time with kindergarten students that need special attention to improve their proficiencies within their age group for an hour per week.

Mary enjoys interacting with residents who arrive new excited and eager to live and learn and then to experience their mature and holistic development as they successfully depart to serve gives her great pleasure to know that she has made an impact on some of them; ‘reach one teach one’. Mary is a lifetime committed member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.