Kent J. Smith, Jr., president, Langston University, was recently appointed to the board of directors at Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
“Thurgood Marshall College Fund has been a valued partner of Langston University for over two decades, providing significant resources to our students, faculty, and staff,” said Dr. Smith. “I am honored and proud to have an opportunity to serve as a board member for such a prestigious organization. I look forward to working with Dr. Williams, his leadership team and my colleagues across the HBCU nation to advance the mission of TMCF.”
Smith, Jr. is the 16th president of Langston University. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education, and during his tenure at Langston, the university has seen an increase in fundraising, admissions applications, and freshman enrollment. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, a Master of Education in educational administration and supervision from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, and a Doctorate in education and human resources studies, from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.