Sir Steven Murray Smith, AcSS (born 4 February 1952) is an international relations theorist, academic, and senior university manager.
In October 2002 he succeeded Geoffrey Holland as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, and since 2009 has been the President of Universities UK.
He attended the City of Norwich School, then a grammar school, on Eaton Road, Norwich. His parents were from solidly working class backgrounds. At a parents evening, his form master told his parents people like you don't go to university.