Dean of Academic Support and College Pathway Programs
Bunker Hill Community College
Núrí Chandler-Smith is the Dean of Academic Support and College Pathway Programs at Bunker Hill Community College, where she oversees the Boston Welcome Back Center for Internationally Educated Nurses, as well as an array of support, college transition, and partnership programs. She is an artist, activist and educator from Boston, MA who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and went on to become a Steven J. Ross Fellow, completing a Master’s degree in Arts Education at Harvard University. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University with a focus on international education.
Núrí has performed dance and spoken word poetry throughout the world. She was a featured performer at the closing ceremonies of UN Conference on the Advancement of Women in Beijing China; toured throughout South Africa; directed the youth arts ensemble Universal Tribe in Bermuda and toured the United States with BLACKOUT Arts Collective’s annual Lyrics on Lockdown Tour. Ms. Chandler-Smith has taught extensively on the subject of Hip-Hop Culture and co-wrote the chapter “Flava in Ya Gear: Transgressive Politics and the Influence of Hip-Hop on Contemporary Fashion” which appears in the book Twentieth-Century American Fashion. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the José Mateo Ballet Theater.
In addition to serving on the Blue Ribbon Panel of the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education, Núrí also serves on the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Group.