Roland Blair Smith II

Title: Academic Administrator

Company: Rice University

Location: Pearland, TX United States

 

 

 

 

Achievements:

  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Recipient, Blueprint for Excellence Legacy Award, The Association of Rice University Black Alumni, Rice University (2016)
  • Recipient, Award of Excellence, Bowie State University National Alumni Association (2013)
  • Recipient, Professional Achievement Award, National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (2012)
  • Recipient, Alumni Award, Harvard Alumni Association (2009)
  • Recipient, Education Award, Metropolitan Houston Chapter, 100 Black Men of Houston (2009)
  • Recipient, Alumni Achievement Award, Alumni of Color Conference, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University (2008)
  • Recipient, Educator of the Year Award, Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (2008)
  • Recipient, Exemplary Public Service Award, Black Caucus, American Association of Higher Education (2003)
  • Recipient, Leadership Empowerment Award in Education, Houston Chapter, NBMBAA (2002)
  • Recipient, Exemplary Service Recognition, Research Conference, McNair Scholars (2002)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Bowie State University (1998)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (1997)
  • Honoree, Leaders and Positive Role Models Hall of Fame, City of South Bend, IN (1990)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Achievement Award, Bowie State University (1985)
  • Teaching Fellow, Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments (TCLE)-Graduate Writing Course, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University (1985)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (1983)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Citation, UNCF (1974)
  • Region 1 Grantee, Indiana Criminal Justice Planning Agency (1972)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2000, 2002-2003, 2005-2006, 2008, 2010-2012)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2008)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (2001, 2004, 2009)

Designations:

  • Doctor of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
  • Postgraduate Coursework in Law and Sociology, University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Public Administration, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bowie State University

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