Alicia Harvey-Smith was named the next president of River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire. The college enrolls about 1,000 students in degree programs. African Americans make up only 1 percent of the student body.
Dr. Harvey-Smith has been serving as vice president for student affairs at Baltimore City Community College in Maryland. She is the former dean of learning and student development at the Community College of Baltimore County.
In accepting the appointment, Dr. Harvey-Smith stated, “River Valley Community College is simply a great place to learn and work. It is a college that cares. As we nurture greater levels of care and build stronger internal and external partnerships, we will transform the learning experiences and success of our students, college and community and create sustainable academic and workforce pathways.”
Dr. Harvey-Smith is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore. She holds a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland-College Park.