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Jim Smart

Jim has worked in student affairs and student housing for nearly forty years. For the last twenty-six years, he has been at the University of Miami serving as an assistant and associate director in housing, as well as director of the Toppel Career Center, prior to returning to his “roots” in housing in 2009. For the last two years Jim has led a housing facilities strategic planning process in collaboration with a team of outside consultants and a collaborative team from within the university. Their efforts have recently moved into the design and permitting for the first phase of a three-phase, $400 million housing renewal program.