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Smith, G. Warren, 1941-2021



Dr. G. Warren Smith (1941-2021)  was president of Slippery Rock University from 1997 to 2003. His Future Watch program involved faculty, staff and community members in evaluating and improving the direction of university academics. He launched Rock Pride to improve the image of Slippery Rock nationally. 

Smith was keenly interested in the aesthetics of the campus and did much to improve its appearance. During his presidency, he modernized and expanded technology in the classroom. He also established the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry and the Institute for Learning in Retirement in Slippery Rock. Smith served as an instructor at the Regional Learning Alliance and played in the Slippery Rock University Orchestra, as he did when president.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. Robert M. Smith Collection

Identifier: 3-17-2
Content Description

This collection consists of records documenting Robert Smith’s career at Slippery Rock University. The bulk of the material is from 1999-2012, and includes papers and correspondence relating to the conclussion of G. Warren Smith as president and Robert Smith’s transition into the presidency. The collection also includes awards, photographs, various print and digital media, publications, memorabilia, and ephemera.

Dates: 1906 - 2012; Majority of material found within 2002 - 2012

Philip Tramdack Collection

Identifier: 24-1-3
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection were maintained by former Slippery Rock University Director of Library Services, Philip Tramdack. Ranging from 1959 to 2014, contents of this collection include various administrative papers, correspondence, memorandums, annual reports, meeting minutes, construction and renovation records, and a few miscellaneous articles of memorabilia and audiovisual material all relating to the Slippery Rock University and Slippery Rock State College libraries—Maltby...
Dates: 1959 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1995 - 2004

ROCKvoices: The Oral History Project of Slippery Rock University

Identifier: 120-15
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of interviews with current and former SRU faculty, staff, presidents, and alumni.

Dates: 2008 - 2022

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Bailey Library, Director 1
Bailey Library- -Slippery Rock, PA 1
Campus buildings of Slippery Rock University 1
Inaugurations 1
Keystone Library Network (KLN) 1