OLYMPIA — The fourth of five candidates for president of South Puget Sound Community College will visit the campus and community, Monday, Dec. 10. Dr. David M. Smith, vice president of Instruction and Student Affairs at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado, will tour the campus and community, meet faculty and staff, visit with the Board of Trustees, and take part in an open forum for the community and campus.
Prior to serving as vice president of Instruction and Student Affairs at Colorado Northwestern Community College, Smith served as chief administrative officer at Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado; campus director of the Columbia College campuses at NAS (Naval Air Station) Lemoore and at Cuesta College University Center; and as learning resources supervisor at Fresno City College. Smith has taught courses in rhetoric, college composition, creative writing, developmental writing, introductory and advanced Shakespeare, and introduction to film studies. He is married to Liz Smith, who is employed as a business analyst and software consultant for FISERV Inc., a Fortune 500 financial services company. They have two adult sons: Keegan, a first-year law student at San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, California, and Cullen, a recent graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
The Dec. 10 forum will be held on the South Puget Sound campus in the Building 26 Lecture Hall, Room 105 from 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. The dates the other four finalists will visit the community are as follows:
- Tuesday, Dec. 4. – Dr. Larry Galizio, president of Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon
- Wednesday, Dec. 5. – Dr. Douglas W. Allen, president of Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota
- Thursday, Dec. 6. – Dr. Sandra A. Fowler-Hill, executive vice president of Instruction and Student Services at Everett Community College
- Tuesday, Dec. 11 – Dr. Timothy S. Stokes, executive vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the forums.