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Thursday, June 08, 2006

PSU names assistant to the president

Pittsburg State University President Tom Bryant announced this week the appointment of Dr. Howard W. Smith as assistant to the president. Bryant said that Smith will continue to manage the university's outreach activities at the Kansas City Metro Center, where he has been the director since 2002, and will also serve as the university's legislative liaison in Topeka. Smith will also serve as the university administration's representative in local activities with the city of Pittsburg, the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and other Southeast Kansas initiatives.

Smith received his bachelor's degree in elementary education from PSU, his master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. in educational administration from Kansas State University. He joined the Pitt State faculty in 1993.

Smith began his career in education in 1975 as an elementary school teacher in Shawnee Mission, Kan. Over the years, he was a middle school teacher, elementary school principal, middle school principal, executive director of middle schools and superintendent of schools. He served Kansas school districts in Shawnee Mission, Overland Park and Coffeyville, as well as districts in Amarillo, Texas, and Bentonville, Ark.

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