AD of Influence: Arkansas

Dr. Dustin Smith is one the most impactful athletic leaders in Arkansas and across the nation.

AD of Influence: Arkansas

Dustin Smith assumed the role of Director of Athletic Operations and Student Services in the Spring of 2016. Dr. Smith most recently served the University of Arkansas Fort Smith as Athletic Director where he brought the Lions athletic program from a Junior College program to a Division II NCAA program.

Dr. Smith has earned Bachelor's Degrees in Mass Communications and Physical Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State, a Masters in Sports Administration from East Central University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Arkansas.

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Dr. Smith Says:

"Create champions in the classroom, community, and competition."

About Bound ADs of Influence

This award is specifically designed to recognize and honor athletic directors who demonstrate exceptional leadership and positively impact the lives of those they lead, including students and coaches. The award recognizes those individuals who display creativity, innovation, and a passion for using technology to drive positive change within their athletic programs.

Athletic directors who are nominated for this award must demonstrate a commitment to excellence and an unwavering dedication to their teams. They must be able to inspire their athletes and coaches to achieve their best, while also fostering an environment of inclusivity, sportsmanship, and fair play.

The Bound Athletic Director of Influence recognition award is a highly respected accolade in the field of athletics, and it serves as a symbol of the recipient's dedication to the growth and development of their program, their athletes, and their community. It is an honor to receive this award, and we are proud to recognize those who have made a significant impact on the lives of others through their work as an athletic director.

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