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academic administrator , Congressman , organization official

Peter Plympton Smith, American former international organization official, former academic administrator, former congressman. Board directors Vermont Public Radio; chairman board directors Rumney School, Middlesex, Vermont; chairman fund drive United Way, 1980; chairman Bethany United Church of Christ; trustee Washington County Supervisory Union School District.


Smith, Peter Plympton was born on October 31, 1945 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick P. Smith.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1968. Master of Arts in Teaching., Harvard University, 1970. Doctor of Education, Harvard University, 1984.

D Public Service (honorary), Norwich University.


Assistant to commissioner education State of Vermont, 1969—1970. Director Montpelier (Vermont) Education Facility, 1970. Founder, 1st president Vermont Community College, 1970-1978.

Director office external programs Vermont State Colleges, 1975-1976. President Appleyard's of Vermont, 1979-1980. Regional manager New England Council for Advancement Experimental Learning, 1979-1980.

President Hunger Mountain Associates, Vermont, 1980-1982. Member Vermont State Senate, 1981-1982. Lieutenant governor State of Vermont, 1983-1986.

Member-at-large United States Congress from Vermont, 1989-1991. Vice president Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, 1987-1988. Dean, School Education & Human Development George Washington University, 1991—1994.

President California State University, Monterrey Bay, 1994—2005. Assistant director-general for education United Nations Educational, 2005—2007. Executive director United States Commission on Responsibilities for Financing Postsecondary Education, 1991.



Board directors Vermont Public Radio. Chairman board directors Rumney School, Middlesex, Vermont. Chairman fund drive United Way, 1980.

Chairman Bethany United Church of Christ. Trustee Washington County Supervisory Union School District.


Married Sarah Giddings. Children: Ben, David, Daniel.

Frederick P. Smith Smith

Sarah Giddings

Ben Smith

David Smith

Daniel Smith