Pamela A. Smith, UAPB class of ’92 graduate and chief of police of the United States Parks Police (USPP), will serve as speaker for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 164th commencement ceremony on Dec. 10.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its 164th commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (processional begins at 9:45 a.m.) at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The ceremony will also be livestreamed via YouTube and on Facebook.
Pamela Smith, a 23-year veteran of the USPP, is the first African American woman to lead the 230-year-old agency. During her decorated law enforcement career, Smith has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, canine handler, Academy instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Executive Lieutenant to the Chief of Police, Assistant Commander of the San Francisco Field Office, Commander of the New York Field Office, Acting Deputy Chief of the Homeland Security Division, and Deputy Chief for the Field Operations Division. She was also the first woman to lead the New York Field Office as its Major.
At UAPB, Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in education and is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. She’s a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Full details about commencement attendance and COVID-19 protocols are available at UAPB.edu/commencement.aspx.