Carnegie Mellon University

M. Shernell Smith

M. Shernell Smith

Executive Director, Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Smith is the executive director for the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. She helps to coordinate multi-cultural, diversity and inclusion programming for the campus community, such as CMU’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, and is an adviser to various student organizations, like the Asian Student Association. She’s a housefellow for students in the Margaret Morrison Apartments, Woodlawn Apartments, Roselawn Apartments and Spirit House, and a college liaison for the College of Engineering.

She also advises sustainability initiatives on campus, like Sustainable Earth and the upcoming Sustainability Weekend in April, and she has used her green thumb to help students grow CMU’s community garden on Winthrop Street.