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Faculty Spotlight: Kim Smith

Panhandle State Communications on 02/11/2021 Kim Smith Kim Smith

Guymon Native and Panhandle State Alumni, Kim Smith holds many titles serving as a faculty member at OPSU. Kim graduated from OPSU in 2012 with two Bachelor's degrees in General Business and Computer Information Systems. She pursued an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Stetson University in DeLand, FL, and graduated in 2016. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Kim's dream job was to become a college instructor. "As a student, I really took advantage of the many opportunities on campus and I firmly believe in the transformational chapter college provides to figure out who you are and what you want to do with your life. It was an easy decision to come back to Panhandle State on the faculty side because I knew I could continue to provide the excellent student experience I received."

Kim's roles on campus include Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Coordinator of Online Programs, Student Government Association Advisor, and Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity Advisor.

Kim stated, "Panhandle State is the land of opportunity." As an OPSU alumnus, Kim knows firsthand the success of students thriving in a learning environment that fosters close student-faculty alliances, small class sizes, and valuable networking opportunities. Kim believes her purpose in life is to create opportunities for others, and she is very passionate about mentoring young adults into leadership roles.

"My favorite thing remains the same as from when I was a student. Opportunities for growth at Panhandle State are endless. I really enjoy being in the classroom, serving on faculty committees, and working with student leadership. I've also gained valuable hands on project management skills as the Coordinator of Online Programs."

On a personal note, Kim is married to her best friend, Drew Smith. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, crafting, and spending time with her family. Out of all the titles she has held in her lifetime, Aunt is her favorite one.