Meet Your Counselor

Counselor PhotoTony Smith
Admissions Counselor
Recruitment Area:  Central Iowa
Phone: 319-352-8479
E -mail:

Set up a campus visit or ask us questions: 1-800-772-2085 or e-mail


Hometown: Dubuque, IA
High School: Dubuque Hempstead High School
Educational Background: B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2011
Major(s) in College: General Studies, Undergraduate; Post-Secondary Education: Student Affairs, Graduate


Fun Fact About Me: I am obsessed with the chicken quesadillas in the Den here on campus. They have changed my life!

Inspirational Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” – Dr. Suess

Favorite Books: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown; The Shack by William P. Young; and the Harry Potter series

Hobbies/Interests: I love being outside when the weather is nice. I enjoy playing guitar, reading, attending concerts, spending time with family and friends, and working on my grandparent’s dairy farm.  

What do you enjoy most about Wartburg: Hands down the “Wartburg Family”! I have felt an instant connection since the first day I stepped on campus.  Everyone is so welcoming, accommodating, and genuinely cares about each “family member.”  The connection runs deep from the students to the faculty/staff, to all the alums all over the world. It sure is a blessing to be a part of something so great!