Dee Anna Smith, Director of Financial Operations
Director of Financial Operations
University of Delaware
4 Kent Way
Newark, DE 19716
Dee Smith is Director of Finacial Operantions for the College of Arts
and Sciences where she directs and manages key services, including accounting, finance and analytics.
Smith is dedicated to defining and directing strategies in each of
these functional areas to ensure consistency with the broad strategic goals of
the college, and maintains responsibility for significant contributions to
institutional planning and operational strategies.
Smith brings to this role significant experience and familiarity
with the University. She began her career at UD in 1987, working for Computing
and Network Services, where she answered the UD computing hotline. She later
moved to a position as accountant in Dining Services and the UD Library, before
advancing to the central budget office where she worked as a senior accountant
for seven years. Most recently, Smith served for the last 16 years as director
of financial operations in the CAS dean's office, where she was responsible for
the implementation of allocation decisions to units and monitoring and
evaluating expenditures on college budgets, and leading the CAS finance and
analytics team in strategic and ongoing operations of the budget. In that role,
she also oversaw the college's daily resource management, which included
monitoring and approving grants and contracts, and preparing and interpreting
complex financial reports.
Smith holds a bachelor's degree in human resources from UD, and
she and her husband are Double Dels. In her spare time, she enjoys
traveling and cooking.
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