Monica Miranda Smalls, director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Rochester, has been elected president-elect for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), a professional organization for individuals concerned with the advisement of fraternities and sororities.
Smalls will serve as president-elect until her induction as president in December 2010. As the president-elect, she will act as a liaison to fraternity and sorority national associations. During her three-year term as president, Smalls will spearhead the association’s next strategic plan, supervise members of the central office, and organize the association’s annual conference, among other duties.
An active member of AFA since 1999, Smalls has served on several committees, including the editorial board for AFA’s magazine, Perspectives, and the peer review board for the organization’s research journal, Oracle.
In addition to AFA, Smalls is a member of two other professional organizations, the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and the American College Personnel Association. She is also involved with her sorority, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, where she currently serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees. Smalls also is attending the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education, where she is working towards a doctoral degree in higher education.
Monica’s achievements were highlighted in the Hispanics on the Move section of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.