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A Crimson Legacy of Leadership: Honoring Dr. Samuel H. Smith

Given the COVID 19 outbreak, upon advice of local and state authorities, as well as the university advisory group’s advice regarding vulnerable populations and large gatherings of people; we have made the difficult decision to cancel next week’s event on March 11th. While we very much all wished to give the Smiths a send-off fitting of their indelible legacy post-retirement in the past 20 years in Seattle, we do not want to put anyone’s health at risk. We thank you for the outpouring of support for the Smiths.

If you would like to send any additional photos, recounts of memories, or wishes to the Smiths, please send them to or via mail to 901 5th Avenue, suite 2900, Seattle, WA 98164. Margaret will still be compiling the ones we have received in order to present them to the Smiths in a different format.

The Office of the President Emeritus Sam Smith

Washington State University Foundation