In Memoriam: Pamela Corela Smith, 1970-2023

Pamela C. Smith, associate dean of administration and professor of accounting in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio, died on August 2 following a chronic health battle. She was 52 years old.

As an academic, Professor Smith taught federal income tax at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research focused on how tax policy impacts decision-making within the nonprofit healthcare field. Prior to joining academia, she began her career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Washington, D.C.

A dedicated administrator, faculty member, and colleague, Dr. Smith’s 22-year career at the university included stints serving as interim dean of the College of Business from 2021 to 2022; associate dean of administration and faculty from 2019 to 2023; and associate dean for graduate studies from 2016 to 2019.

Dr. Smith was a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in accounting. She held a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in accounting from Virginia Tech.

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