Associate Dean Lars Smith selected for ACC Academic Leaders Network

From left to right, Tracy Eells, Paul DeMarco, Jasmine Farrier, Kristen Lucas, Krista Wallace-Boaz, Lars Smith

Lars Smith, associate dean and Samuel J. Stallings Professor of Law at the University of Louisville School of Law, joined other UofL administrators at a recent gathering of the ACC Academic Leaders Network.

The network, in its inaugural year in the 2018-19 academic year, brings together department heads, vice provosts and other intermediate-level academic leaders at ACC institutions for a series of networking and professional development meetings.

The most recent gathering was held at Georgia Tech February 7-9, 2019. There, participants heard several presentations on topics such as courageous conversations and best practices in student mental health counseling.

Smith says he was interested in applying for the network because of his interest in academic leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The other UofL leaders who are participating in the network are:

  • Paul DeMarco, Acting Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Acting Dean, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
  • Tracy Eells, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Jasmine Farrier, Chair, Political Science
  • Kristen Lucas, Assistant Dean of Program Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at the College of Business
  • Krista Wallace-Boaz, Assistant Dean for Student Programs at the School of Music