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Ken Smith is the Executive Director for Environmental Health and Safety at the University of California. In this position with the UC Office of the President, Ken provides systemwide direction, guidance, and expertise to all 10 UC campuses, 5 UC Health Medical Centers encompassing 11 hospitals, Agricultural and Natural Resources, and the UC-managed National Laboratories on Environmental Health and Safety matters.

Ken has served the UC system for 30 years in Environmental Health and Safety. An alumnus of UC Santa Cruz, Ken received his Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree. Ken holds board certifications in both Industrial Hygiene and Health Physics. Ken is a nationally recognized expert in Health and Safety in complex academic and research environments. He has been an invited speaker for organizations such as the American Chemical Society, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the California State University System, the California Industrial Hygiene Council, and the Campus Safety Environmental Health and Management Association.

A headshot of Ken Smith standing against a white background wearing a light blue dress shirt and black suit jacket. Ken is smiling with blue, squinty eyes, short peppered hair, and light-toned skin.

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