Updated 8/10/2017

The Columbia State Community College Foundation recently received an endowment from Dr. Margaret Smith, retired Columbia State executive vice president-provost.

The endowment is intended to provide opportunities for faculty, deans and other college employees working full-time at Columbia State to grow professionally by participating in national leadership development experiences that will prepare them for greater understanding and leadership in the community college setting.

Also, the endowment can be used to recognize the leadership and outstanding accomplishments of students who have distinguished themselves or for those students who aspire for a career in higher education, especially the community college.

During her career in academia, Smith won several awards and honors. She has achieved an on-going list of professional, personal and community accomplishments in addition to presenting business, leadership and education topics to various audiences. Smith has also released several publications focusing on education.