He and his team of counselors have provided college admission consulting to over 400 students and he aims to make his company's dedicated services more accessible and affordable in the future.
OAK PARK, IL, December 04, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Arthur C. Smith has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than two decades of excellence as a higher education advising dean, admissions chair and head coach for Division I track and field, Dr. Smith founded his firm Arthur Smith Advising in 2020 where he has focused his efforts on helping high school students and their families navigate the admissions process and secure admission to higher education institutions. He manages a team of counselors who are dedicated to helping students broaden their higher education opportunities. He also continues to provide coaching to an elite group of national caliber post-collegiate runners.
Prior to establishing his company, Dr. Smith began his career as an assistant coach for men's and women's cross country and track and field for Duke University from 1996 to 1999 and then served as a women's cross country and track and field coach at Cornell University from 1999 to 2019. He was named the Associate Head Coach for the women's track and field and cross country program at Cornell in 2014 and was elevated to the endowed position of Alan B. '53 and Elizabeth Heekin Harris Head Coach of Women's Track & Field and Cross Country in 2017.
Also during this period, he served as the assistant director of undergraduate admissions and admissions athletics liaison for Cornell University from 2004 until 2008. He was an assistant dean for admissions and advising for Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences from 2008 until 2017, where he mentored hundreds of undergraduate students and chaired admissions committees. After retiring from collegiate coaching in 2019, he returned to the admissions office at Cornell in 2019-2020 prior to founding Arthur Smith Advising in 2020.
Among his professional accomplishments as a collegiate coach, Dr. Smith has been honored twice as the Northeast Region's Women's Track Coach of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. A nationally recognized distance coach who worked with 19 All-Americans, 31 Ivy League champions, and 12 Eastern champions while coaching 19 Ivy League Championship teams, Dr. Smith also mentored three future United States Olympians who went on to win two Olympic medals; two of whom were ranked #1 in the world in their discipline. Dr. Smith's teams and athletes were outstanding in the classroom, with six of his students earning CoSIDA Academic All-American honors, two students earning NCAA Elite 89/90 honors, and three going on to win Marshall and Goldwater Scholarships.
In 2017, his book "Lift the Chorus, Speed it Onward," which chronicled Cornell University's century-long Transatlantic Series in track and field with Oxford University and Cambridge University, was published by Cornell University. His writing is slated to appear in two forthcoming anthologies, one to published by the Cornell University Press and another by the University of Florida Press. He was recently featured on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. He also engages in philanthropic endeavors for Cornell University, Duke University, Ithaca College and Syracuse University, among other institutions.
In preparation for his professional journey, Dr. Smith studied history and Africana studies as an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, where he graduated cum laude and with distinction in all subjects in 1996. He earned a Master of Arts in African American History in 1998 and a Doctor of Philosophy in the same field of study in 2006, both from Duke University. While at Duke, he contributed to "Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South," which was published in 1999.
Within the coming years, Dr. Smith intends to expand his business, enabling him to assist even more students and their families. He and his team of counselors have provided college admission consulting to over 400 students and he aims to make his company's dedicated services more accessible and affordable in the future.
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