Appointed 2009 / Current term expires 2023
Sheila Smith was appointed to the NCCC Board of Trustees by the Governor in 2009. She serves as the Chair of the Academic/Student Life Committee. Smith is a Presidential Partner with the NCCC Foundation, and a representative to the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT).
Smith is the Principal at 79th Street Elementary School in Niagara Falls and has held the position since June 2019. She previously served as the Principal of Hyde Park Elementary and Gaskill Preparatory School.
As Principal of 79th Street School, Smith is responsible for the management and implementation of district and state policies, regulations, and procedures. At the building-level, she oversees scheduling, curriculum and professional development, personnel management, and emergency and facility operations. In addition, she is responsible for evaluations and oversees all school-wide instructional, data, financial, and student services and systems. Smith also is a member of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Charles Kennedy Equity Award Committee.
From 1995 to 2000 Smith was Director of the Niagara Regional School-to-Work Consortium which was housed at NCCC.
Smith has a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and Elementary Education from Niagara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University.