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K-State Today

December 16, 2013

Dorothy Smith retirement celebration

Submitted by Lori Kniffin

Help us celebrate Dorothy Smith's 42 years of service to Kansas State University. The administration, faculty, staff and students are excited to honor her and thank her for her many years of unwavering dedication and extraordinary service.

The celebration is 3:30-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, with remarks starting at 4 p.m. in the Leadership Studies Building.

Smith had a long career at K-State that began in 1972 with extension information. In September 1978 she was promoted to the office of admissions and records, working as the secretary to the university registrar Don Foster. In March 1982, Smith was promoted to the office of the vice president for student life, working for Vice President Chet Peters. After Peters' retirement in 1985, she worked for the newly created vice president for institutional advancement office and served as the administrative assistant to Bob Krause. 

In 2009, Dorothy joined the School of Leadership Studies as Mary Tolar’s executive assistant. Her current position is administrative assistant to the inaugural vice provost for undergraduate studies, Steve Dandaneau.

After her long service to the university, Smith has decided to retire and begin a new chapter in her life. She plans on enjoying quality time with family and friends, traveling and catching up on all the projects at home she began but has not had the time or energy to finish.