Q&A With Christa Smith

Smith is the executive assistant in the Division of Plant Sciences

What are your job duties/job responsibilities in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources?

I am the executive assistant to the division director in the Division Plant Sciences. I support Bruce Barrett with his calendar, travel, meeting minutes and work with faculty and MyVita, which is a faculty activity reporting system. I’m the liaison for all academics in plant sciences, so I work with the registrar’s office managing the course offerings and MyZou, and the graduate school for all issues related to the graduate students. I also handle phone inquiries that come into the division and coordinate web page changes.

How long have you worked in CAFNR?

I will have worked in CAFNR for 12 years this September.

What do you enjoy about working for CAFNR/Mizzou?

I like the fact that CAFNR seems like one big family. The faculty, staff and students are great to work with.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love spending time with family, watching my daughter play softball, working in the yard and reading.

What is something your co-workers/other CAFNR employees don’t know about you?

I played the guitar and sang for my church’s contemporary service when I was a teenager. I still love to sing in the choir.