In Memoriam

Earnest A. Smith (1913-2009)

Earnest A. Smith, the ninth president of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi, died in a hospital in Yazoo City after a brief illness. He was 96 years old. Dr. Smith served as Rust College president from 1957 to 1967, during the height of the civil rights struggle.

A lecture series and the honors program at Rust College are named in his honor.