Year in Review

2020-2021

The Year at Smith

12 highlights from our year

It was a year of milestones at Smith in 2020-2021. Our programs were recognized for excellence and our analytics ecosystem won an important international award. We welcomed a new dean and we launched a new graduate degree, too. And our staff, faculty and students found ways to support businesses, organizations and workers during the pandemic.

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Dean’s Message

Brenda Brower, interim dean from November 2019 to June 2021, reflects on a year of disruption, introspection, innovation and recalibration.

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By the Numbers

See an overview of the 2020-2021 fiscal year by numbers, including key data about Smith and our sources and uses of revenue.

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Features

Supporting local economies and businesses

In the year of the pandemic, Smith faculty, students and staff found ways to support local businesses and get them ready for recovery. “We saw how people lost jobs and how the community was affected, and we wanted to help,” says Matthias Spitzmuller, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behaviour. “We wanted to do our part to ensure local businesses and governments come through the pandemic as best as possible.”

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Developing leaders of technology

From graduate programs in analytics and artificial intelligence to corporate partnerships and research, Smith is creating the technology managers of tomorrow.

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Leading the way for startups

Learn how our entrepreneurial ecosystem is creating opportunities for new ventures and helping startups to go from idea to success.

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