Eric J. Smith, CPA, MBA
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Senior Associate Dean for Finance, College of Medicine
Reporting to the president, Mr. Smith oversees the University’s finance, accounting and budget, and post-award sponsored programs offices. In addition, he is responsible for the operations of many shared service departments serving all components of the University, including human resources, business services (payroll, contracts/campus purchasing, and accounts payable), university police, facilities and capital planning, property management, and other related operations. Mr. Smith serves in leadership and governance roles for various university affiliates, including the Research Foundation for SUNY, Faculty-Student Association, Upstate Properties Development, and the Upstate Foundation. He has led various performance improvement, strategic planning and accreditation initiatives since joining Upstate in 2005 as the Assistant Vice President for Finance. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant and prior to joining Upstate spent 12 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Manager in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services Group.