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Young Harris College Names New Vice President for Student Development

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Media Contact: Krystin Dean
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Young Harris College Names New Vice President for Student Development

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Angela Smith, associate dean of students at the University of Tennessee, has been selected as the new vice president for student development at Young Harris College, YHC President Cathy Cox recently announced.

“Angi brings to Young Harris College many years of experience as well as great leadership, creative vision and student focus, and we look forward to welcoming her to our Office of Student Development,” said President Cox.

Smith earned her bachelor of arts degree in English and Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee (UT). She has worked fulltime in student affairs at UT since 2008, most recently as the associate dean of students. She previously served for four years as the director of UT’s Office of Student Judicial Affairs and taught adjunct courses in the master’s program and law school at UT. She also privately practiced law for several years with a firm in Chattanooga, Tenn.

“I am excited about joining the Young Harris College community for a number of reasons: the energy of the campus; the incredible students, faculty and staff; and the opportunity to work as part of such a close-knit community,” said Smith. “I look forward to supporting the College’s mission of educating, inspiring and empowering our students.”

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,000 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. YHC is among fewer than 200 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2012-2013 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit