Elizabeth (Betty) Smith is assistant vice president for administration and planning in the UB Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED). She serves as chief of staff to the vice president, whose mission is to support and advance the university's research enterprise and economic development engagement.
Over the course of her career, Smith has worked at Brown University, Harvard University and the University of Southern California. She has supported principal investigators in the conduct of their research at the department and school level, and centrally in offices of research administration.
Smith received her BS in English and American literature from Manhattanville College (Purchase, NY) in 1981.