DeVry College of New York has announced the appointment of David Smith as Dean of the Manhattan Extension Center of its New York Metro. Prior to joining DeVry College of New York, which is known nationally as DeVry University, Smith gained critical leadership and operational experience while working for Kaplan Learning Centers and, before that, as an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Smith is a resident of Brooklyn, earning his bachelor’s degree in classical civilization from Cornell University, his master’s degree from Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and an additional master’s degree in teaching from Pace University in New York.

“Having worked in the education field as both an elementary school teacher and with Kaplan, I’m excited to bring my experiences and best practices to my new position,” said Smith. “I hope to be able to contribute strongly to the success of DeVry College of New York through my leadership and by upholding our mission of career-oriented education at the Manhattan Center.”

In his new position, Smith’s responsibility will be to ensure that DeVry College of New York achieves its mission to foster students learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business and management in Manhattan. DeVry College of New York is a comprehensive college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Its primary campus is currently located near the Citicorp Tower in Long Island City, Queens, with an extension center in Manhattan to best serve students who live or work in the Midtown area.