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Terry B. Smith, Ph.D.

Columbia College
Executive Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Terry B. Smith has served as executive vice president and dean for Academic Affairs at Columbia College since 1996.

Dr. Smith graduated cum laude from Central Methodist College with a bachelor of arts in political science and minors in English and history. He received both his Master of Arts and doctorate degree in political science from Michigan State University. He was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 1991 and attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University in 2002.

He is an American politics enthusiast, teaches the political parties class at the college and, since 1980, has served as a radio and television election analyst.  Dr. Smith has been active in local community and professional organizations and is currently on the board of directors of the Columbia Big Brothers, Big Sisters. He also serves on the Education Committee of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Smith and his wife, Jane, have four grown children: Michael, Seth, Lindsey and Sarah, and five grandchildren: Samuel, Lucy, Sophia, Isaiah and Tobias.