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Lanell Smith, Jr., was recently named Student Services and Admissions Officer at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.
A graduate of Bethel University of Memphis, Smith earned a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in Boston.
He previously served as an Operations Associate for The New Teacher Project, an effort to help Memphis City Schools recruit and train new teachers, assist staff-challenged schools, design evaluation systems, and retain excellent teachers.
His experience also includes working in the Academic Affairs department at Memphis Theological Seminary as a Program Support Coordinator.
Smith is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).