Joseph Grady Smoot, 85, of Pittsburg, Kansas, died Friday January 5, 2018 at Via Christi Village. He had been a resident since January 2015. He served as president of Andrews University from 1976 to 1983. His tenure saw many significant accomplishments as outlined in the following life sketch. All four of his grandchildren, Hannah, Haley, Eric, and Heidi Smoot, are current Andrews University students and their mother, Shari Nash Smoot, serves as the executive assistant to David Faehner, vice president of University Advancement. His son, Andrew Christopher Smoot of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, served in the development office at Andrews University from May 2000 to July 2002, when the family went as missionaries to Kenya.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2018/01/12/andrews-university-marks-passing-former-president-joseph-grady-smoot