Carlos D. Smith, a native of Collins, Mississippi (Covington County), is a 2005 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Tougaloo College. Brother Smith is a 2002 initiate of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., via the Gamma Upsilon Chapter, where he served as Chapter Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Parliamentarian, in addition to several committee chairmanships. Brother Smith remained active by joining the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Chapter (Jackson, Mississippi). Since being a member of the Chapter, he has served as Recording Secretary, Director of Educational Activities, and Historian, in addition to serving as chairman for several committees. Carlos serves on the Chapter’s Educational Foundation, Alpha Foundation, Inc., Board of Governors as Secretary. Brother Smith has represented the Chapter on the Metro Jackson Pan-Hellenic Council resulting in a term as Council Treasurer.
Smith has been active within the District of Mississippi and the Southern Region. District positions include: Oratorical Competition Coordinator, Awards and Achievements Chairman, Special Assistant to the District Director, Chief Dean of IMDP, Director of Conventions and Meetings, and Executive Director. He also serves as Secretary of the Mississippi Alpha Network Educational Foundation, Inc. Prior to be appointed as Regional Executive Director, Brother Smith served as the Region’s Oratorical Competition Coordinator (2009-2017).
Professionally, Carlos, who received the masters of education (English), specialist (educational leadership) and doctorate (curriculum and instruction) from Mississippi College, serves as an educational consultant using his experiences in P-12 (as a teacher and administrator) and higher education (as a professor and administrator). Brother Smith also serves as Managing Director of Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., the largest African American funeral home in Mississippi. In addition to his fraternal involvement, Brother Smith holds membership and leadership positions in several civic, professional, and ecumenical organizations.
Carlos D. Smith (MS)