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Michael Wade Smith

Member, Honors Program Advisory Board
Executive Director of Marketing & Advancement, Office of the Provost
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Michael Wade Smith is a 2011 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with degrees in English Literature and American Studies. Currently, Michael is a professional speaker and, as part of the national service corps Teach For America, a public high school English teacher in Newark, New Jersey. While at the University of Kansas, Michael served as the Student Body President. Through the KU Honors Program, he was able to interact with our finest faculty and students in a small, discussion-based learning environment that made his college experience one that has equipped him with the skills to be successful as a teacher, speaker, and future business leader.

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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