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Christa Smith

Christa Smith

Executive Director Strategic Analysis Research and Reporting
Strategic Analysis Rsrch, & Rprtng
Garvey Fine Arts Ctr
Suite 233
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science
Kansas State University, Master of Arts
Career Accomplishments

Christa Smith is the Executive Director of Strategic Analysis, Research and Reporting. She joined Washburn University in 2012 as a Research Analyst and served in this position for two-multimillion-dollar US Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant projects.

Christa was raised on a farm near Frankfort, Kansas. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science and a Masters of Arts, both in Sociology, from Kansas State University. After graduation, Christa accepted a position as a Research Associate/Evaluator for the Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation, an evaluation center at Kansas State University that specialized in internal and external program evaluation.

Christa continues to lead interdisciplinary teams in the internal evaluation of federal grant programs at Washburn. Christa’s interests in research and program evaluation are in examining the educational and occupational barriers for traditionally underrepresented groups.

In her spare time, Christa enjoys exercising, baking, camping and gardening. She lives with her husband, Justin, in Wamego, with their two cats.

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