Kenneth (Ken) Smith
As the University's budget director, Smith leads the budgeting processes for the General Fund and auxiliary and student fee operating budgets. He is responsible for financial planning and analysis for capital projects and providing legislative, policy and management guidance for University leaders.
Prior to assuming this role, Smith served as the university budget director at Appalachian State University. Previously, he was UNC Charlotte's associate budget director for eight years and worked in the banking industry both during and after college. Smith earned a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from UNC Charlotte.