Cara Smith - Head of Operations
Tel: 02476 523842
Email: c dot pearson at warwick dot ac dot uk
As Head of Operations Cara acts as the senior administrator of the department, with responsibilities spanning the breadth of CTE’s activities. Cara is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and supports the Director in developing and implementing the Centre’s strategy.
Cara leads and line-manages the Centre’s excellent Professional Service staff and has responsibility for overseeing all operational activity to achieve the objectives of the Centre. Operational activity for the Centre includes student services and experience, HR, financial, facilities, business development and continuity, marketing, teaching administration, IT and contracting.
Cara has considerable experience working for the University of Warwick across various functions in Higher Education, including Strategic Planning and Analytics, Student Engagement, Teaching Quality and Quality Assurance and the Regulation of HE programmes delivered in the UK and abroad. Cara has experience of Academic Governance and has most recently acted as Secretary to the University’s Academic Quality and Standards Committee and the Partnerships Committee.
Publications and Projects
Cara currently leads the Centre’s strategic themes in Student Service and Experience and Business Administration and Financial Sustainability.
Part-time dog foster-carer for the Dogs’ Trust, Honiley.