Rose State College welcomes Greg Smith as its newest regent following his appointment by Gov. Stitt.
"We look forward to drawing upon Greg’s expertise on our board of regents," Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb said. "Greg's experience in the aerospace and defense sectors will be a valuable resource as Rose State continues to grow as a leading education provider for Oklahoma's aerospace sector."
Smith is the Site Lead for the Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems in Oklahoma City. He is responsible to the Logistics & Modernization Division, which oversees all Northrop Grumman support to future long range strike aircraft including the B-2, F-35, F-18, F-5, E-2D, JSTARS, Firebird, Fire Scout, and Global Hawk/Triton aircraft production and sustainment. His leadership oversight includes program strategic planning, employee engagement, software and hardware sustainment, future technology planning, new business initiatives and community engagement.
"I am eager to contribute to Rose State, and I look forward to helping my fellow regents grow the college as an institution of higher education," Smith said. "As someone who has pursued learning throughout my life, I know the importance of the work that Rose State is doing in the Oklahoma community, and I am proud to serve that mission."A former officer and pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Smith earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University and Master’s Degree in Management from Central Michigan University. He has attended numerous DoD professional schools, including Air Command and Staff College, Army Command and General Staff College, Air War College, and Joint Forces Staff College. He recently completed a certificate in Model-Based Systems Engineering with the California Institute of Technology.