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Dr. Madeline Smith

Isothermal hires new VP of Operations

By: Mike Gavin
Published: March 26, 2024

SPINDALE (March 26, 2024) – Dr. Madeline Smith has been named the new Vice President of Operations at Isothermal Community College.

The move came on Tuesday, March 26, after the college’s Board of Trustees endorsed the recommendation from Pres. Margaret Annunziata.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Madeline Smith to our team as Isothermal Community College’s vice president of operations,” said Annunziata. “Dr. Smith brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across the policy and higher education landscape. Her energy and passion for providing future-focused operations and facilities that support student learning and success will be an asset as the college builds toward the next 60 years of service across our communities.”

Smith was selected from a pool of applicants that was narrowed down to two finalists who came to campus in February for day-long interviews. Her areas of oversight will include the Business Office, Human Resources, Information Technologies, Maintenance and Facilities, WNCW 88.7 FM, and the Performing Arts and Conference Center.

Stephen Matheny, ICC’s former chief operating officer, left the college in January to go to work for a neighboring community college.

“I am thrilled to be stepping into the VP of Operations role to support and further the mission of Isothermal Community College,” said Smith. “As part of the leadership team, I look forward to collaborating across our campus and community to promote social and economic mobility for current and future students alike.”

Smith brings more than a decade of experience as a leader across the institutional, government, and nonprofit sectors of higher education. She most recently served as Managing Director for The Hunt Institute, having originally joined The Institute as Director of Higher Education.

She began her career in the Office of the Ohio Governor and Department of Higher Education before holding leadership positions at various institutions throughout the Southeast.

A native of Ohio, Smith completed her B.A. at The Ohio State University and Ph.D. at William & Mary in Virginia.