College gets interim associate VP



Psychology professor Tina Smith is the interim associate vice president for learning and academic affairs.

Dan Elson, Sports Editor

AACC named an interim associate vice president for learning and academic affairs on July 1.

Tina Smith, the former academic chair of the psychology department, will temporarily replace Alycia Marshall, who held the position for 22 years. Marshall left AACC to become the vice president of academic and student success at the Community College of Philadelphia.

“I’m here to support the college,” Smith, a U.S. Air Force veteran, said. “I am a strong advocate for … what the college stands for. … I’m up for the challenge so that the college can have the support toward their goals.”

Smith began her journey at the college in 2013 as an adjunct faculty member. Smith also served as a liaison for social sciences, philosophy and interdisciplinary studies students.

Smith holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Walden University and a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University.

In a statement, Vice President for Learning Tanya Millner said Smith “is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, teaching excellence and student success.”

As interim associate vice president for learning and academic affairs, Smith will oversee the accreditation process at the college and support students and faculty.

Smith said she would make no changes at the college while in her new role.

“I’m going to continue the work that Dr. Marshall had left off with at the end of her tenure,” Smith said.