Associate Director, External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Born and raised in Whitehall, Michigan, Amy Cole-Smith is a United States Air Force veteran who currently serves as the Associate Director for External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in Washington D.C. Prior to joining APLU, Amy served as the Director for Transfer and Veteran Academic Services at Oklahoma State University and as a veterans analyst for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. She holds both a bachelors and master’s degree in U.S. History from the University of Maryland College Park and Morgan State University respectively and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education leadership. In her spare time, Amy enjoys travelling, watching documentaries, and spending time with her husband Eugene and 4-year old son Benjamin.