Ken Smith

Vice Provost, Academic Resource Management

  • Vice Provost for Resource Management and Institutional Effectiveness

Ken Smith was named the university's vice provost for resource management and institutional effectiveness in January of 2013, after serving as associate provost for resource management since 2010.  As vice provost, Smith provides institutional leadership on issues related to academic budgets and strategic planning, academic space management and planning, university instructional space renovation and improvement, and academic capital outlay planning. He also oversees the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Office of Assessment and Evaluation, and the Center for Survey Research. Smith serves as the institution’s accreditation liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Prior to his appointment as associate provost, Smith served as fiscal officer to the provost and was responsible for overseeing the budgetary and fiscal operations of the academic support units in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost’s and the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education’s and for coordinating resource analysis and planning for all colleges academic vice presidents reporting to the provost.

Before coming to the Provost’s Office, Smith served as Assistant Director for Budget Operations in the Virginia Tech Office of Budget and Financial Planning and has also served as a budget analyst in the Commerce, Resources and Trade section of the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget.  Smith began his career with the Commonwealth as budget analyst in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. 

Smith holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech, and earned both a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachlors Degree in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Ken resides in Radford, Virginia with his wife Carolyn and two children Anna and David.

Vice Provost Ken Smith
Vice Provost for Resource Management and Planning Ken Smith