Douglas Smith has been named controller in the Business Office at Wabash College. A graduate of Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, he most recently served his alma mater as director of financial affairs for student life. In that role, Smith was responsible for the oversight and direction of business and financial services for departments within the Student Life division on the West Lafayette campus, including the Purdue Memorial Union, University Residences, Dining & Catering, Dean of Students, Student Health Services and the Division of Recreation & Wellness. He managed a team of 40 business office staff members responsible for annual operating budgets of $200 million.
He previously served as director of financial affairs for Purdue’s College of Agriculture and a business manager for the departments of Agriculture, Chemistry, and Civil Engineering. He also has experience in banking.