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Spring 2020: A Voyage of Discovery
Assistant Dean of Student Life

DuJuan Smith

DuJuan E. Smith, a native of Chicago, serves as  the  Assistant  Dean  of  Students/Community  Standards at  the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he manages the student conduct system for 32,000 students and 350 student organizations. In this role, DuJuan advises the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and was awarded “Outstanding New Professional” by the Division of Student Affairs in May 2017. In February 2019, he was named the respective recipient of the Individual Award of Excellence as well as the Institutional Award of Excellence (UIC) for stellar practices in the profession of student conduct by the Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA). He previously served as the Assistant Dean of Students for University of Houston (UH) in Houston, Texas and Coordinator of Judicial Affairs at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois.

DuJuan holds a B.A. in Applied Sociology with a minor in Black Studies and an M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Illinois University (NIU). He is currently a doctoral  student  in  the  Higher  Education  Administration Ph.D. program at Illinois State  University  (ISU)  in  Normal, Illinois. Among his volunteer achievements, DuJuan is a 2019 Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellow as well as a member of the 2018-2020 Cohort of the NASPA Supporting, Expanding, and Recruiting Volunteer Excellence (SERVE) Academy. In 2015, he became an inaugural member of the Chicago Surge Fellowship, which identifies and accelerates promising African-American and Latinx education talent to enhance their expertise and aptitude while empowering them to transform the education ecosystem. Furthermore, DuJuan is also affiliated with Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC), the Association  of  the  Study  of Higher  Education  (ASHE), and an active member of Alpha Phi  Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

During his time as an undergraduate student at NIU, DuJuan has studied abroad twice in Ghana, West Africa. He previously sailed with Semester at Sea for the 50th Anniversary voyage in the Spring 2014 as the Assistant Dean of Student Life. Mr. Smith believes his greatest gift is positively impacting the lives of others. He is looking forward to inspiring and being inspired on the greatest living learning community in the world!