Jim Smith joined Ashford University, now the University of Arizona Global Campus, as Vice President of Finance in February 2014. In his current role, Mr. Smith serves as the university’s senior financial officer with responsibilities including accounting, financial planning, financial services, procurement, human resources, information technology and facilities management.
Mr. Smith brings to the University of Arizona Global Campus more than 20 years of experience in finance. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Finance for Bridgepoint Education. Previously, he held management roles at Dresser Wayne and Wayne, a GE Energy Business, both in the United States and the UK. He also worked in the finance & accounting departments at Dell and Qualcomm.
Mr. Smith earned his BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from San Diego State University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego as chair of the Finance Committee.