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Andrew Smith, Aims Student Success Coach, Aims2UNC

Andrew Smith

Student Success Coach, Aims2UNC

Education Background

2003 – MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Northern Colorado

1999 – BA, Kinesiology, University of Northern Colorado


Professional Background

Andrew began his career in higher education in 2005 as a lecturer at the University of Northern Colorado. While teaching, he worked as a clinical exercise physiologist at North Colorado Medical Center where he also served as the department internship coordinator. It was during this time that he identified a passion for supporting the academic and professional development of students representing diverse backgrounds through holistic advising, mentoring and teaching.

In 2018, he transitioned from healthcare to working full-time as a faculty lecturer, academic advisor, and health professions advisor at UNC. These roles allowed him to continue supporting students by providing guidance in degree planning, probation advising, and career development. Andrew joined the Aims2UNC team in 2024 to support students who are navigating through the many challenges and triumphs associated with transitioning from Aims to UNC.

Personal Interests

Andrew is a Colorado native who enjoys spending time outside and keeping up with his two golden retrievers, Winnie and Bella.