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Dr. Hollie Smith

Dr. Hollie Smith
Executive Director of Student Life

A message from the Executive Director of Student Life, Dr. Hollie Smith 

College should be a time that challenges you academically while also providing opportunities to learn about yourself, hone your passions and develop lifelong friends. SFA’s Department of Student Life is dedicated to developing students outside the classroom through exciting involvement, leadership and engagement opportunities to help you get the most out of your experience as a Lumberjack. Toward that end, I encourage you to explore the following areas housed within the Student Life pillar: 

If you’re like most students, you’ll find tips about college success are never in short supply. Even so, I would like to offer just a bit of my own advice that is specific to your success here at SFA.  

  1. Get involved. Involved students are more likely to graduate and enjoy their collegiate experience. I encourage you to use your free time to participate in a student organization or a club sports team, work on a project with a faculty member, join a fraternity or sorority, or find another way to get involved. Don’t know where to start? Visit The Handle, attend an involvement fair or swing by the Student Life office for help finding what’s right for you!  
  2. Invest in yourself. The more time and energy you commit to yourself, the more you will benefit. Be intentional in setting aside time to foster personal relationships, learn new skills, relieve stress and just have fun. I promise you that if you treat your college experience as an opportunity to develop and grow, you can be successful here at SFA.  
  3. Seek help when you need it. While attending SFA, you will undoubtedly face challenges, and you may need help overcoming them. We find that the most successful Lumberjacks students take advantage of the resources available to help them when they are struggling. Our Lumberjack Wellness Network can connect you with targeted SFA resources to support every dimension of your well-being.  

Lastly, if I can help you at any point during your Lumberjack journey, please don’t hesitate to reach out. My office is located on the third floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center (Room 3.105).  

Axe ’em, Jacks! 
Hollie Smith, Ed.D. 


Student Life

Physical Address:
222 Vista Drive
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Room 3.105

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13021, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962