Lori Smith and Scott Smith are higher education professionals with a combined 30 years experience working with college students. We also happen to be married to one another and are raising our own potential future college student. During our work, we have interacted with countless parents of prospective and current college students. We hear on a regular basis their questions and concerns about how to raise a successful college student.
Dr. Lori Smith has worked in higher education for 17 years. She has served as the director of a branch campus location, instructor, academic advisor, law school registrar, tutoring coordinator, and as an accommodations counselor for students with disabilities. These experiences took place across public, private, research, and teaching institutions. She also holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees specializing in Higher Education Administration. Through her experiences and education, Lori has cultivated a broad view of higher education and the issues facing parents and students today.
Scott Smith has worked in higher education for 13 years. He has served students in the areas of athletics, academic advising, and admissions. He also has experience teaching courses and supervising students taking part in internships. Scott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science, specializing in Sport Management. His background has given him valuable insight into some of the more unique aspects of the higher education experience.