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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


Graphic featuring illustrative laurels with orange background reads Congratulations 2020-2021 UMSI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards Recipients
UMSI announces 2020-2021 DEI Awards recipients

Learn about this year's UMSI DEI Awards recipients and their far-reaching, positive impact on the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

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