Dr. Robert "Bob" Smith
Dr. Robert Smith

The University of Tennessee
Franklin, Tennessee

Currently, Robert (Bob) Smith, Ph.D., is the senior associate for executive talent and leadership development for the University of Tennessee System and co-director of the Tennessee Commission for Higher Education’s Executive Innovation and Fellows Program, making him responsible for executive development for public higher education across Tennessee. Previously, he was honored as chancellor emeritus for the University of Tennessee at Martin and president emeritus of Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania for achieving significant transformational changes. Smith has received four national awards for teaching excellence or leadership education. He has taught for more than 30 years in executive development programs at the University of Tennessee, the University of California-Davis, and the University of Kentucky and consulted with hundreds of businesses and organizations including Fortune 500 companies.

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