Laurie Smith

Director of Institutional Research
Profile photo of  Laurie Smith

Laurie Smith began working at Frost Research Center in July 2014. She provides reports, data and analysis related to all aspects of Hope College. This information provides information to Hope College faculty, staff, current and prospective students, parents, colleagues at other institutions and the general public.

In addition, Laurie is responsible for reporting functions to meet federal, state and governing agencies accountability requirements. She conducts, implements and manages qualitative and quantitative approaches to research and evaluation projects for external clients.

Before coming to the Frost Center, Laurie worked as an educational data consultant for the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, in Holland, Michigan, for 13 years, where she was the instructional lead for their data warehouse. She was also one of 10 regional level experts for a state program on Formative Assessment called FAME (Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators). Laurie has extensive experience in assessment, surveys and K–12 grade level data.


  • B.S., business, Davenport University
  • Master’s, management, Aquinas College

Why I Love Hope

Laurie loves the down-to-earth people who work at Hope. She also enjoys working with the students, who are some of the brightest, most eager-to-learn people she have ever encountered.

Outside the College

Outside of working at Hope, Laurie enjoys doing home improvement projects, gardening, reading, hiking and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Profile photo of  Laurie Smith
Laurie Smith

Phone Number616.395.7311

Anderson Werkman Financial Center 100 East 8th Street Suite 260 Holland, MI 49423
A map showing the location for  Laurie Smith Anderson Werkman Financial Center 100 East 8th Street Suite 260 Holland MI 49423