Director of Development, Development
Christina M. Smith, MPA, joined The University of Texas at Austin in June 2021 as director of development, major gifts, for Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin.
Previously, Smith served for six years as a major gifts officer within the University of Arkansas System, first in the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and most recently at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas’ only academic medical center. While at the University of Arkansas System, Smith secured major gifts to advance new health care initiatives, research and education, with a particular focus on rural access to health care and the creation of a family medicine residency program and pipeline for underserved communities.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tulsa and her master’s in public administration from the University of Oklahoma. She is expected to complete her doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas in December 2021.