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Jennifer Smith is the Assistant Director for Parent Relations at Duquesne University. She manages the Duquesne Parents and Families Portal where she writes and compiles stories, manages content and facilitates messaging. She works closely with current families and prospective parents and families alike in answering questions and being a resource for information. She has worked at Duquesne University for six years.

In addition to her role as Assistant Director, she serves as a Co-Chair of the Student Life Assessment Team. Smith also acts as a coordinator for large university events including Parent Orientation and Homecoming and Family Weekend among others.

Smith is a co-author of "How to connect with your parent audience: Duquesne University’s implementation of a strategic family communications platform" in the Journal of Education Advancement & Marketing. She is also a contributing author in AHEPPP's publication Partnering with Parents and Family Members of Today’s College Students: Innovations in Practice.


  • Master of Arts degree, Duquesne University
  • Bachelor's of Arts degree, Duquesne University

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