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Smith accepts position with Division of Research and Economic Development

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Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the new Assistant Vice President, Research Enterprise Services, Boise State University’s Division of Research and Economic Development (DRED) announced. Smith most recently served as Interim Associate Vice President of Sponsored Programs and assumes the responsibilities of the new position effective immediately. 

“We are so lucky to work with Matt, and I am forever grateful for his tireless work on behalf of research and creative activity across campus,” said Vice President for Research and Economic Development Nancy Glenn. “Matt is committed to our objective of operationalizing and scaling research support infrastructure and I look forward to working with him to achieve this objective and to enhance research enterprise services, including within sponsored projects and systems for campus.” 

The expanded responsibilities of Smith’s position underscore the division’s focus on streamlining processes and creating new opportunities to further improve service to the campus research community.

“It’s such a pleasure working with Nancy and our talented and dedicated team members who take pride in serving our faculty, staff, and students,” Smith said. “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to collaborate with our campus community to reduce administrative burdens through enhanced research and creative activity infrastructure and to provide objective growth opportunities for our greatest resource, our people.”

Smith holds Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees and has worked for Boise State since 2014, starting as a contracts officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs. He recently completed an Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) fellowship in which he benchmarked processes at numerous research institutions and gained insight into research operations.