AU’s Smith named president of Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers

Melvin K. Smith of the Office of Career Development Services at Auburn University, has been named president of the Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers, which also recently presented him with the AACE Success Award as Outstanding Placement Professional of 2007.

Smith is special events coordinator in Career Development Services. Before joining AU in 1989 as an alumni placement counselor, he taught in Auburn City Schools. He is a graduate of Auburn High School and holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees in education from Auburn.

The AACE is a statewide network of personnel in educational institutions, businesses, industries and government agencies working together to help Alabama’s college graduates make a successful entry into their careers. Before becoming AACE president this summer, Smith held several posts with the association and served last year as vice president for colleges.

Smith has also held several positions with the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers and is a past president of the Southeastern Association for Employment in Education. In 2004, he received the SAEE’s Rollins Distinguished Service Award for his work that association.

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