Q&A with Mathew J. Smith: Setting Goals with Continuous Improvement in Mind
New Assistant Provost for Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness Matthew J. Smith leads institutional effectiveness and change efforts at William & Mary, ensuring compliance with accreditation and state council oversight requirements.
William & Mary Assistant Provost for Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness Matthew J. Smith didn’t need long to familiarize himself with his surroundings when he started work at the university in December. He already had a deep appreciation for the university from his time as Richard Bland College’s faculty representative to W&M’s Board of Visitors from 2017 to 2019.
“This is a place where I always felt at home,” said Smith, the successor to the recently retired Susan Bosworth. “I just love it here.”
Smith came to William & Mary from George Mason University, where he spent the previous three-and-a-half years as director of accreditation. W&M News recently spoke to him about the duties of his position, as well as the responsibilities of the Office of Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness.