UNT System Building 752
Paige Smith joined UNT System in Spring 2015, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget. She provides leadership and strategic planning in system-wide budgeting and resource management. She is certified as both a public accountant and an internal auditor and has over 24 years of accounting, auditing, and grant management experience in Texas public higher education from Sam Houston State University (SHSU).
During her employment at SHSU, Paige served in multiple roles, including Associate Vice President for Financial Services, Controller, Director of Administrative Accounting, Director of Contract and Grant Administration, and Director of Internal Audit. Her career progression exemplifies her effectiveness in meeting growing expectations and responding to organizational changes and needs.
Working collaboratively with senior financial leadership including the Chief Financial Officers, Budget Officers, Controllers, Treasurer, and other institutional leadership, Paige manages the system-wide budget planning, forecasting, process, structure, and allocations. She helps to ensure accurate, timely and sound financial data and reports are prepared for the Board of Regents and executives across the UNT System.
Paige received her Master of Business Administration in Accounting and her Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business, both from Sam Houston State University.