Marilyn Smith


Marilyn Smith has been Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of George Mason University since 2013. Ms Smith runs the the central Information Technology (IT) department of the largest research university in Virginia. In a highly distributed environment she has been leading the IT department in its transformation to a service, customer and results focused culture and organization. 

As the Chief Information Officer of MIT from 2009-13, Ms. Smith led the central IT department and worked in partnership with faculty, staff and students to establish IT Governance, develop and implement strategic plans and digitize many business processes. Prior to entering academia, Ms. Smith was a successful C-level Executive in Insurance and Financial Services. 

Ms. Smith is a Director on the Board of CSP, Inc., a public company provider of IT solutions, IT managed services and cyber security products and solutions. She is Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.

Ms. Smith serves on the Bryant College Technology Leadership Council and the Northeastern College of Professional Studies Advisory Board. She is a past member of the Babson College Graduate Advisory Board. She served as Chair of the Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Awards Committee, was Co-Chair of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council, and is a past member of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association Board.

Ms. Smith graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Astronomy. She received an MBA with highest distinction from Babson College. She is a graduate of the Aspen Seminar on Leadership and several other leadership programs.

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