Hello, I am Danielle Smith
Danielle has twelve years experience in higher education administration, as well as six years experience in college software solutions. Currently Danielle is an Account Executive at Blackbaud Inc. and, as part of the Higher Education Solutions team, she focuses on helping campuses evaluate new solutions to manage much of the campus, including the Admissions office. Previously Danielle spent over a decade in Admissions at a campus, with the most recent eight years as the Senior Director of Admissions, where she also sat on the Executive Committee. She quickly realized that she was passionate about seeing students go from college admissions acceptance, to walking across the stage at college graduation, and decided this would be a life-long focus.
Prior to her career, Danielle grew up in the Lowcountry and is excited to consult with families that are also attending the same or nearby schools that she attended. She graduated from Wando High School and was set on graduating from the School of Business at The College of Charleston, which she did four years later with a Bachelors in Business Administration. After her twelve years working on a campus, Danielle returned to software sales but stayed entrenched in Admissions. Last year, after 2020 took a turn, Danielle wrote a blog post to assist higher education peers in recruiting students during the pandemic, which was ranked in the Top 5 Posts of 2020 on sgEngage website. Working with students and working with colleges are her passions and she is excited to be able to focus on both.