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Lyndsey Smith

Assistant Director of Freshman Programs


Department: Freshman Programs

Email: lyndsey.smith@ou.edu

Phone: (405) 325 - 3470

Office location: Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, Room 178

Education:

BA, Human Relations - University of Oklahoma

M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education - University of Oklahoma

Courses taught:

UCOL 2002, Strategies for Success (Fall and Spring),

UCOL 1002, Gateway to College Learning (Fall)

UCOL 2021, Choosing a Major (Spring and Fall)

About Lyndsey Smith:

Lyndsey Smith is a first-generation OU alum and is proud to call Norman her hometown. She has previously worked for OU in the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Residence Life. She joined University College in 2016, and has worked as an Academic Advisor and a Major Exploration Coach. In 2021, Lyndsey transitioned into her current role as the Assistant Director of Freshman Programs.

As a higher education professional, Lyndsey's passion areas include student support, training and development, equitable access in higher education, and curriculum design. Outside of work, Lyndsey enjoys travel, gaming, and being creative through graphic design, photography, and drawing/painting.

What do you like most about working with new students?

What I enjoy most about working with new students is helping them explore all of their options! College is a time where you can grow into the person that you've always wanted to be, so it's exciting to have numerous opportunities at your fingertips. I really love helping new students discover those opportunities and seeing them work towards their goals.

What advice would you give to OU first year students?

A piece of advice that I would give to first-year students at OU is to get involved in clubs and organizations. Studies have shown that when a student is involved on campus, the more likely they are to persist towards graduation!

What is your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place on campus is the Conoco Phillips Leadership Wing in the student union. When I was an officer in the student service organization Alpha Phi Omega (APO), I used to spend countless hours here hanging out with other APO members or working on projects for the organization. I had so many formative moments here -- it truly holds a special place in my heart. Plus it's a really great study spot!