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University of Michigan School of Information

Barbara Smith

Barb Smith

Senior Assistant to the Dean Email: Phone: 734/647-3576
Office: School of Information/4320 North Quad Staff Unit: Human Resources and Support Services


As the senior executive assistant for Dean Thomas A. Finholt, I manage and maintain the dean's calendar, including all aspects of travel. I also support Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Judith Lawson. Please contact me to schedule any meetings with Dean Finholt or Assistant Dean Lawson.

I act as a liaison to the university community, the president’s office, and the provost’s office.

I am a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) and a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).

Honors and Awards

2015 UMSI Peer to Peer Staff Award


BS, Faithway Baptist College

CAP, Certified Administrative Professional

CMP, Certified Meeting Professional