Debbie Smith, M.S.

Debbie Smith, M.S.

Associate Director of Operations and Director of Advising
Office of Adult Students & Extended Services


My experience in higher education has been in several areas to include academic advising, developing programs for adult learners and transfer students, and teaching academic success courses. My passion is assisting adult learners develop a plan for completing their educational and career goals, and helping them realize they can do it! Having completed my degrees while working full time with two daughters, I can relate to adult students trying to balance class schedules with family and work responsibilites and still be a successful student. I strive to make sure you have the answers you need to take the next step in your educational journey! I truly enjoy listening to the stories adult students share about their educational journey and overcoming the common challenges adult learners face. I am committed to assisting students develop an academic plan that works for them and leads to completing a degree!


Debbie received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Belmont Abbey College and earned her Masters degree in Adult Education from North Carolina A&T University. She is certified to administer the Myers Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory and has completed the Veteran’s Service Provider Certificate and the Appreciative Advising Course.

Fun Fact:

Debbie’s hobbies include gardening, hiking, crafting, reading, and spending time with family.