Dr. Lashun Aron-Smith is an experienced academic administrator with over 20 years of experience in higher education. She is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Martin University. Aron-Smith holds a PhD in Educational Leadership in Higher Education Administration from Argosy University, an MSM in Management from Oakland City University, and a BA in Organization Communication from Concordia Wesleyan University. She has also been the Director of Academic Initiatives at the University of Indianapolis, and previously served as a National Chair for a non-profit organization focused on helping at-risk students succeed in k-12 and higher education. Dr. Smith has worked in online higher education for over ten years, she was responsible for managing the office of distant education including remote faculty and staff. She held several online webinars focusing on online teaching and students at risk. Dr. Aron-Smith also serves as a consultant to provide institutional innovation, leadership development, and strategies for improving students of color academic performance.