ATU-Ozark Names New Chief Fiscal Officer

Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith will take office as the new chief fiscal officer at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus on Jan. 3, 2023.

“I’ve been here long enough to know that this campus has some amazing people and I’m proud to be a part of the great things going on here at ATU-Ozark,” said Smith. “Henry Ford once said, ‘you can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do,’ so I’m anxious to hit the ground running and do my part to help our community continue to flourish.”

Smith has eight years of experience in the banking industry and 12 years of experience in higher education. He joined the ATU community in November 2021 when he became a business consultant in the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center regional office at Arkansas Tech. Smith will transition out of that role on Dec. 31, 2022, in order to prepare for his new responsibilities at ATU-Ozark Campus.

While previously serving on the faculty and staff at Carl Albert State College (Okla.), Smith taught classes and worked in student services programming, grant-funded programming, workforce development and financial planning. He was named the 2021 Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges outstanding faculty member.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern State University (Okla.) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma Baptist University.

“We extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the service provided by our search committee: Mr. Bobby Sewell, Mr. David Spicer and Ms. Alina House,” said Bruce Sikes, ATU-Ozark chancellor. “Their efforts were significant as we worked through the process.”

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