Jay Smink

Jay Smink served as executive director of the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University for 24 years and was awarded professor emeritus in the College of Health, Education, and Human Development. His career also included classroom teaching in public schools, leadership positions in state agencies, and he held research and administrative positions in the national career and technical education center at The Ohio State University. Smink is the co-author of the best-selling book Helping Students Graduate.