Arthur Smith

Senior Communications Manager

Arthur Smith

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Partnerships and Outreach


Arthur joined the Office of Partnerships & Outreach in August 2015. As senior communications manager, Arthur develops and executes communications and marketing strategies that support the strategic goals of the Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research. Arthur collaborates on editorial strategy for the Division and manages two blogs, multiple websites, and email marketing initiatives. He writes and edits marketing content and provides editorial oversight to blog contributors. Arthur implements organic and paid social media campaigns and uses multiple platforms to monitor, measure, track, and report on outcomes.

Arthur works closely with on-campus and external partners to increase the visibility of BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore, a TU presidential priority aimed at strengthening and elevating partnership work, through creative storytelling, including blogging, newsroom feature writing, social media, and video production.

Arthur also develops and manages the communications strategy for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), a national non-profit affiliate organization that connects institutes of higher education in urban and metropolitan centers with partner organizations to address common issues and to advance shared values and goals. For CUMU, Arthur develops press releases, social media campaigns, web content, e-newsletters, newsroom stories, and executive committee communications for a national audience.

Additionally, Arthur serves as managing editor of Metropolitan Universities journal, CUMU’s quarterly open-access journal. He oversees the editorial process, from the call for abstracts through final publication, and coordinates with copyeditors, authors, and guest editors to produce a journal that disseminates scholarship on cutting-edge topics impacting urban and metropolitan colleges and universities.

Prior to joining Towson University, Arthur worked in book publishing, advertising, and marketing. Most recently he served as director of marketing and media relations for Columbus Area Arts Council in Columbus, IN.


Arthur holds a B.A in journalism and a certificate in film studies from Indiana University, Bloomington.


Arthur is a news junkie and is a lover of art and architecture. He also enjoys hiking with his rescue dog.

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