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Daniel P. Eady

Associate Vice President for Strategy and Operations and Chief of Staff

Office: Perkins Administration Building, Suite 202A

Email: deady@smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-3999

About Daniel P. Eady

As Associate Vice President for Strategy and Operations and Chief of Staff, Daniel will provide day-to-day support for the Provost Office's operational activities and strategic initiatives. Eady assumed this role in June 2021, having previously served as Assistant Provost and Chief of Staff since January 3, 2017.

Previously, Eady has held administrative appointments at Baylor University, including Chief of Staff to the Provost, a position he held during Baylor’s design and implementation of their long-range strategic plan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics from Baylor University in 1996, graduating summa cum laude and named the top graduating senior in the university. In 1999, he earned his Masters of Education Degree from Harvard University with a concentration in Higher Education Administration, Planning, and Social Policy.

Daniel's previous work experience across a broad range of higher education institutions and content areas (both academic and administrative) uniquely prepares him for his responsibilities at SMU. In the decade prior to joining SMU, he collaborated with constituents at a number of public and private universities seeking to make strategic, technologic, and administrative enhancements. Examples include initiatives at the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, and Columbia University, and online learning transitions for Arizona State University.

Strategy and Operations