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 2010.
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 along with serving as district-wide administrator for the district’s English and Language Arts Curriculum Committee. Smith also is a member of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Charles Kennedy Equity Award Committee. Smith currently serves as the chairperson of the college’s Academic/Student Life 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.