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Spelman College Graduates with President Beverly Daniel Tatum

Representative: Daphne L. Smith, C'80

Daphne L. Smith
President, National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC)
B.A., Spelman College
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2012
City of Residence: Wheeling, Illinois


Daphne L. Smith is a healthcare analyst at Alere Health, LLC, where her area of specialty is disease management. Prior to joining Alere Health, Smith was a research analyst at CVS Caremark as well as Mathematician, Senior at WellPoint. Smith’s professional background also includes faculty positions at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Spelman College.

As president of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, Smith leads an organization dedicated to inspiring women to reach their potential as leaders. NAASC provides scholarship support to Spelman students, develops community service projects, produces alumnae and student conferences, and provides teams of alumnae who volunteer as recruiters for Spelman College. In 2011, Smith was awarded the NAASC Hall of Fame Award, the organization’s highest honor.