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Leadership Team

The Leaders of DFC

As a student at Dougherty Family College (DFC), you will have access to faculty and staff members who are dedicated to your success. Our leaders guide the way, with your Dean Dr. Smith, at the forefront of it all.

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Get to know Dr. Buffy Smith

Meet the Dean

With over 18 years of experience in researching and teaching students how to navigate the culture of higher education to achieve academic success, Dr. Smith knows what you will need to know when it comes to being successful in college.

About Dr. Smith

Learn more about the Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Your teachers and guides. They are here to support you through your classes and life.

Get to know your future advisors

Advisory Boards

The Board of Advisors for the DFC is a distinguished group of community leaders in the Twin Cities and beyond guiding the initiatives and vision of the college in partnership with the Dean. The student advisory board consists of student leaders who collaborate with the leadership team on student programming.