Sarah Smith

Program Associate
117 Highsmith Student Union, CPO 1200

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Sarah attended Appalachian State University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.  Through her involvement on campus as student in Residence Life, Career Services, and Academic Advising Sarah decided to pursue a career in higher education. 

Sarah attended the University of South Carolina where she earned her Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs.  While at South Carolina, Sarah was a graduate assistant in the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition where she began to focus her interests in working with first-year students, sophomore students, and transfer students. 

Prior to coming to UNC Asheville, Sarah was working in Residence Life at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she served as a Residential Area Manager and worked with first-year and sophomore residential areas.   After 6 years at Saint Joseph’s Sarah is happy to return to North Carolina and serve as a Program Associate for the Office of Transition and Parent Programs. 

As a Program Associate, Sarah is responsible for coordinating and implementing programming for all transition students on campus, working with the Blue Crew Orientation Leaders, and planning and implementing the Pre-Rendezblue program.