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John Smithgall

Assistant Dean CLA
Dean’s Office
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-2440
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For appointments, please contact the Office of Student Services at libarts@rit.edu or (585) 475-2444.
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College of Liberal Arts 92 Lomb Memorial Drive Roc

John Smithgall

Assistant Dean CLA
Dean’s Office
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, Roberts Wesleyan College; MS, University of Rochester

Bio

John Smithgall currently serves as the assistant dean of student services in the College of Liberal Arts (COLA).  In his role, he serves as the COLA honors advocate and program director for the liberal arts exploration program.  In addition, he oversees COLA recruitment, academic advising, class scheduling, student events and creating an inclusive and welcoming community experience for students.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Roberts Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in higher education leadership from the University of Rochester.  John is an active member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).  He’s made multiple presentations at annual meetings on the topics of student success and implementing technical solutions in higher education.