Jacqueline Smith

Maricopa Community Colleges Board District 1

Jacqueline Smith is a higher education professional and advocate who currently serves as Vice President at the Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University. Previously she served as Associate Vice President working directly for President Michael Crow for over 10 years to design, develop and launch over $60 million in projects related to student success, online learning and workforce development. Jacqueline is also a Professor of Practice in ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College with a focus on university design and higher education and the law. She co-authored a chapter of the textbook, New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy, which was published in April 2020. She has also taught about civic leadership and cross sector collaboration. Jacqueline is a collaborative, future-forward problem solver who is wholeheartedly committed to access to higher education and student success. She appreciates the depth and breadth of the Maricopa Community Colleges’ offerings from workforce development to dual enrollment to community enrichment and more. She benefitted from a Fast Start program that enabled her to experience community college courses while in high school in NJ. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics and law degree from Georgetown University. She lives in Tempe with her husband, a talented local musician.