Christopher Smith

Academic Advisor

Chris earned his Master of Leadership in Higher Education from North Central College and his Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Communication from North Central College. Chris joined Concordia University Chicago in July of 2013. Chris is excited to start his work with Academic Advising, and seeing the student’s passion for furthering their education come alive.

During his undergrad studies, Chris became very involved in the Fine Arts and Theatre Department(s) at North Central College, and continued his work as a Graduate Assistant in the Fine Arts division at North Central. While there, he was able to start new initiatives to encourage students engagement with professional theatre  allowing them to see live performances at a heavily discounted rate.

In his most recent position, Chris worked with Leadership Development and Student Organizations at Benedictine University. While there, he was able to help develop programs including,  “Candy and Conversation”, in which students received candy encouragement for stopping down for a quick update.

Chris is excited to cultivate more innovative ideas and programs to increase student and advisor interactions at Concordia.