Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity



BM, Music Business, The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

MBA, Marketing, University at Albany

Chris Smith

Chris Smith joined CEHC in May 2023 as Interim Dean of Finance & Administration, where he oversees the college’s budgets, financial management and human resources.

Chris spent over 20 years at private companies in various corporate leadership roles. He managed a $26M international sales division, brought a software startup to profitability, and directed the operations of a fast-growing national franchise network. Chris is inspired by the intersection of technology and finance, creating opportunities for organizations to succeed and grow.

He earned a BM in Music Business from The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and an MBA in Marketing from UAlbany