Ian Smith has served as the College’s vice president for facilities, planning and sustainability since February 1, 2020. He is directly responsible for major capital projects, facility and grounds operations, commercial property management, union relations and the College’s progress towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.

Before joining Kenyon, Smith served as director of facilities for Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, from 2011 through January, 2020. Prior to his service at Earlham College, he served as director of facilities for Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, from 2000 through 2011. At both Earlham and Emma Willard School, Smith served on those institutions’ campus sustainability committees. Smith served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps from 1985 through 1990.

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (civil), Vermont
  • Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program
  • Certified Educational Facilities Professional, Association of Physical Plant Administrators  

Areas of Expertise

Project management, facilities management, systems modeling and analysis


1992 — Master of Engineering, Engineering Management from Dartmouth College

1985 — B.S.E., Civil Engineering from Princeton University, cum laude