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Bryant  Smith
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Traveling From: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Twitter: @bryantsmithcan
Facebook: Bryant Smith

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Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Affairs & International Student Services
  • Associate Director Student Union (Advisor: Greeks, Media, Minority Programming Board)
  • Assistant Coordinator of Summer Orientation for First Year Students
  • Admissions Counselor (Coordinator Minority Recruitment)
  • Graduate Assistant Multicultural Center

Taught Collegiate Courses on: Public Speaking; Communication Theory; Leadership; Black Cinema; Hip Hop History & Leadership; Racism and Communication.


  • Illinois State University Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication (Broadcasting) 
  • Illinois State University Master of Science in Organizational Communication



He “helps good people become great and great people become memorable!” "Recruiter", "Professor", "Author", and "Coach" are all titles Bryant K. Smith has worn while helping to guide people to their success in the halls of academia, corporate America, and on and off of the basketball court. Bryant K. Smith is a man with a vision. He is an expert in identifying, cultivating, and maximizing human potential. His work "often helps to make good people great and great people become memorable".

For the past two decades Bryant has been at the forefront of assisting business, athletic, and educational institutions train, inspire, and develop their employees, athletes, and students into potentially world altering people.

Bryant makes a living traveling the country as an author and inspirational speaker, but more importantly he makes a difference in the lives of young people every day through his work, volunteerism and philanthropy. Bryant is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, incorporated. He is a board member of the Palmetto Team Youth Association, the founder and creator of "Life Station" male development workshop and "The Remix Hip Hop Leadership Institute". He is a distinguished faculty member for the "Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB)", and the "Am I My Brothers Keeper?" annual conferences and is recognized across the country as a leader in diversity training, student success and male development and empowerment.

Bryant is also the author of a social commentary on race relations in the United States entitled "Black Not Blind", a book about the power of human potential entitled "Five", "M.A.N.-U.P. Master And Nurture (your) Unlimited Potential: How to Coach a Male into Manhood”, and his newest book “For My Sons & Brothers”.

With a decade of higher education experience, Bryant has the ability to meet his clients and students where they are and guide them to where they need to be. Bryant uses his life motto, "Difficult does not equal impossible" as a reminder that success is only one more attempt away. He is Bryant K. Smith, "The Human Potential Specialist."


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  • The Ideal Man Institute

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  • Beyond Tokenism: Student Experience and the Successful Black Male

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  • Harbor Institute
    2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW #550
    Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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