- Ed.S., Higher Education Administration, Appalachian State University
- MSW, Social Work, Florida State University
- B.S., Social Work, Florida State University
Jenny Smith is currently the associate dean of students and director of personal counseling at Lenoir-Rhyne. She is responsible for coordinating student support services, which include counseling, disability services and student health. In addition, Smith oversees the mental health counseling services provided to LR students. She joined LR in 2007 as the director of career and personal development until she was promoted to her current position in 2013.
Smith's prior experience includes conducting therapy sessions with teenagers, child welfare and trauma. She enjoys the opportunity she has at Lenoir-Rhyne to engage with young adults in a university setting.
In 2018, she received the Jeff Norris Staff Employee of the Year Award, designated to honor individuals who contribute to the university's mission, most notably in developing and improving the student experience related to academics, personal and spiritual growth.