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Patricia Smith

Dean of Students

Patricia Smith, is a Detroit native and Saginaw Valley State graduate who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She’s served as a Dean of Students, where she successfully implemented mindfulness techniques in place of traditional disciplinary practices to address potential behavioral challenges. Her work with scholars has supported them in uncovering the root of their actions while creating room for long lasting behavioral improvements. She’s especially passionate about fostering connections with at-risk girls of color and it’s her mission to empower them with the life changing power of mindfulness.