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College of Business and Technology named for Elmer R. Smith

graphic: Elmer R. Smith College of Business and TechnologyMorehead State University’s Board of Regents has honored one of the institution’s most respected graduates by approving the naming of the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology.

“Elmer Smith has been an ambassador of higher learning and a loyal supporter of Morehead State University since his days as a student. His support through service, dedication, and financial commitment has been unprecedented,” said MSU President Dr. Jay Morgan.

To date, Smith has donated nearly $4 million to the University.

“Morehead State University and its dedicated faculty provided me with a great education, guidance, and direction to enable me to embark on a successful career in education. I am blessed to be surrounded by a great group of dedicated employees and a supportive family of my wife Margaret, daughter Mia, and son Christian,” said Smith. “Throughout my career, I have chosen to support MSU and Tau Kappa Epsilon, my fraternity, and currently serve as the Chairman of the TKE Education Foundation, raising funds for scholarships, and leadership training for our leaders of tomorrow.”

photo: Elmer R. SmithA native of Martin County and a graduate of MSU with a degree in business education, Smith is a successful professional who has served in numerous positions within the educational field. He currently serves as the President of Interactive College of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, which specializes in computer-based training.

In 2003, he was named the outstanding alumni from the college that will bear his name. That same year, Smith and his late wife created the Donna and Elmer Smith Endowment for CIS Chair. He was inducted into the MSU Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 1999. Smith has served on the MSU Foundation Board and was named its Member of the Year in 2001. He received an honorary Doctor of Education degree from MSU in 2011.

Along with Jim and Linda Booth, the building housing the Space Science Center—Smith-Booth Hall—is named for Elmer and Donna Smith. 

The College of Business and Technology includes the School of Business Administration and the School of Engineering and Information Systems. Programs in the College of Business and Technology offer a broad choice of quality academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The college actively engages with a wide variety of regional initiatives that enrich the learning environment while contributing to the community through a network of business centers and institutes.

More information is available by calling MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033.