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academic administrator

Frances Rider Smith, American academic administrator.


Smith, Frances Rider was born on November 28, 1954 in Baltimore. Daughter of John Marshall and Linell Chenault (Nash) Smith.


Bachelor in Psychology, Trinity College, 1979.


Staff assistant budget task force White House, Washington, 1980. Executive assistant to Governor Harry R. Hughes Office of Governor, Maryland, 1983-1987. Project specialist Maryland State Department Education, 1987-1988.

Director development, associate director institutional advancement University Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, 1988-1994. Coordinator National College Access Network, since 1995. Executive director Ogden Nash Entertainment, since 1998.

Consultant, since 1994.


Manager Maryland State Headquarters Committee to Re-elect Carter/Mondale, 1980. Assistant to finance chair Hughes for Governors, 1982-1983. Deputy campaign manager Hughes for United States Senate Committee, 1986.

Advisor to Maryland.'s attorney general campaign for re-election. Freelance speechwriter to President of Maryland State Senate, others. Volunteer history preservation and research Underground R.R. in Baltimore County.

Volunteer promotion horse-racing industry. Lobbyist against the introduction of slot machines to Maryland and its racetracks. Member International Platform Association, Women in Film and Video Maryland.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, painting, screenwriting, volunteerism.


John Marshall Smith

Linell Chenault (Nash) Smith