By Chris Buchignani
Dr. Michael Wade Smith, a long-time trusted advisor to President Bendapudi, is tasked with combatting bureaucratic creep, modernizing operations, and restructuring the University’s finances. He will lead the charge on improving operational efficiency, setting spending priorities, and attracting and retaining top talent. He will be joined by co-leads Kathy Bieschke (Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs) and Sara Thorndike (Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer).
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