Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business Dean Brien Smith has been named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Details about the search to replace him have not yet been announced.
Smith joined Scott College in 2012. During his time, Smith created a new center to administer student success programs and oversee student career-readiness initiatives, expanded online programs, increased the number of women leaders in the college by 30 percent and helped raise millions of dollars in gifts and earn more than $9 million in external grants for student programming and scholarships.
Smith will be Youngstown’s second-highest ranking officer and oversee all academic operations of the university. He was chosen for the job after a four-month search that drew more than 60 applicants nationwide.
“My job as dean has been rewarding, and I am truly blessed to have served with so many talented people,” Smith said in a news release. “I cannot say enough about State’s spirit of generosity and its dedication to transforming student’s lives and impacting the community. I am very excited about pursing my new role, and I am so grateful for the opportunity Indiana State University provided me.”