As the new Dean of Academic and Community Outreach, Smith will oversee DSU’s Community Education conferences and workshops, as well as the Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) program. Prior to her appointment, Smith had served as associate dean of academic outreach since July of 2008.
Smith has worked at Dixie State for more than 30 years, both as a faculty member and an administrator. She currently serves as an associate professor and has taught courses in the field of computer applications, including operating systems and desktop publishing, among many other subjects. In addition, Smith was chair of Dixie’s Computer and Information Technology department from 1997-2005, and director of the institution’s Computer Information Systems program. Since 2006, Smith has also served as director of the DSU’s Hurricane Education Center, which provides for the educational needs of students located in Hurricane and surrounding communities in eastern Washington and Kane Counties.
“I am looking forward to expanding my role at DSU in fostering student and community involvement in our programs,” Smith said. “I’m excited to work with an excellent team of individuals who care about DSU and about providing learning and growth opportunities for all ages and for all reasons.”
“Dixie State has so much to offer individuals who require flexibility in their pursuit of a degree and also to those lifelong learners who seek to expand their horizons by pursuing short-term classes and workshops centered on specific topics,” Smith added.
A native of Kamas, Utah, Smith graduated with an associate degree at Dixie College in 1976. She then went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education at Weber State University, and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education at Utah State University