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Dean’s Corner

Meet Bret Smith

Bret Smith serves as the Sr. Associate Dean of University College in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. In this role, he oversees the University Honors and the University Scholars Programs, the Office of Undergraduate Research, University Fellowship Office, Academic Advising Programs and Services, Arts NC State, Health and Exercise Studies, the Music Department, and more. He is also a full professor in NC State’s College of Design. 


At University College, our programs touch the lives of nearly every NC State student. As such, Sr. Associate Dean Smith and his staff are always looking for constructive feedback to enhance the student experience.

We welcome your questions, comments, and ideas for maintaining our mission and identifying areas of improvement. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please use this form which will require you to log in using a Unity ID but your personal information will not be saved.