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Michelle Bopp-Smith

Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost and Assistant for Global Engagement


Portrait of Michelle Bopp-Smith
Michelle Bopp-Smith is the Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost and Assistant for Global Engagement staff. She is responsible for managing program elements for all aspects of official, high-level foreign delegation visits to the University and for high-level University delegations abroad, including generating ideas for meetings, transportation, and composing and generating appropriate materials for each visit. Much of this work involves delicate coordination, as it involves working across various time zones, continents and cultures with numerous high-level stakeholders. With considerable latitude for independent judgment, she prepares letters, briefs, and documents; initiating telecommunications for and on behalf of the Associate Provost for Global Engagement; reads, researches, and routes correspondence; collects and analyzes information that is complex in nature to generate reports, briefings, and presentations.

Bopp-Smith is a Rochester native who earned a B.S degree in Elementary Education from St. John Fisher College in 2005 and an M.A. degree in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University in the spring of 2008. Upon return to Rochester, she continued her involvement in higher education by teaching at Monroe Community College. After teaching Advanced Composition and Literature courses for eight years, Bopp-Smith joined the Office for Global Engagement in March, 2016.