Ephraim P. Smith
Ephraim P. Smith
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer
The California State University
Dr. Ephraim P. Smith assumed the role of executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the CSU system in July 2010. From 1998 through 2010, Smith served as the vice president for academic affairs for California State University, Fullerton where he was responsible for managing more than 3,000 faculty and 300 staff members, as well as eight colleges, contracts and grants, institutional research, outreach, admissions, and international partnerships.
From 1990 to 1998, Smith was dean of CSUF's School of Business and Economics where he administered a complete array of graduate and undergraduate programs with a student enrollment of more than 6,500. While serving in this role, he was responsible for establishing a number of business centers and partnerships, as well as an accelerated MBA program.
Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, Smith was dean of the James J. Nance College of Business Administration at Cleveland State University from 1975 to 1990. He was responsible for the development of graduate programs, including a doctoral program, as well as administering a full spectrum of undergraduate programs.
Smith was also a faculty member and chair of the Department of Accounting at the University of Rhode Island, as well as dean of the School of Business at Shippensburg State College.
Smith earned a B.S. in accounting from Providence College, an M.S. in accounting from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Illinois.