Sharon P. Smith Named President
Of University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
PITTSBURGH--Sharon P. Smith, vice chancellor for academic affairs, provost and
vice president for academic affairs, and special projects advisor for National
University and for the National University System, has been named president of
the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, effective July 1, 2007.
Prior to being named to her positions at National University and the National
University System, Smith served from 2001 to 2006 as professor of management
systems and dean of the Colleges of Business and the Faculty of Business at
Fordham University. She also was dean of the College of Business Administration
at Fordham from 1990 to 2001. Smith's professional experience includes service
as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as a district
manager for American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
"Sharon Smith is an accomplished administrator, a distinguished researcher and
educator, and an experienced member of the financial services industry who has
the talent and ability to lead the Greensburg campus to even higher levels of
attainment and impact," said Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg. "We welcome
Dr. Smith to the University of Pittsburgh community and have every confidence
she will be successful in her new role."
"Dr. Smith has an established record of distinguished performance in strategic
planning, reinvigorated academic programs, and administration," said Pitt
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor James V. Maher. "That background, combined
with her strong interest in a team-oriented environment and her experience in
working effectively with community leaders, will stand in her good stead as she
helps to shape an exciting future for our academic efforts in Greensburg."
Smith has served as governor of the Security Traders Association from 1997 to
2005; a trustee of St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., from 1997 to 2006; chair
of the Partners in Health Board of Trustees in 2000-02; president of the NASDAQ
Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc., in 2000; and public governor of
NASD, Inc., from 2000 to 2006. She is the coauthor of Finding the Best Business
School for You: Looking Past the Rankings (Praeger Publishers, 2006) and
Faculty Retirement in the Arts and Sciences (Princeton University Press, 1991)
and has published more than 40 professional articles and book reviews.
Smith was a Visiting Fellow with the New York State School of Industrial and
Labor Relations at Cornell University during the 2005-06 academic year and a
Visiting Senior Research Economist for Princeton University in 1988-90.
Smith received her A.B. degree, summa cum laude, in 1970; M.A. degree in 1972;
and Ph.D. degree in 1974, all in economics from Rutgers University.