March 20, 2021 | Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
March 20, 2021

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  • Founding Champion for Education Improvement Encouraged Us to the End

    Al Smith, a founding member of the Prichard Committee, died on Friday, March 19, at his home in Florida after suffering renal failure. He was 94. Smith was appointed in 1980 as an original member of the Committee on Higher Education in Kentucky’s Future. After issuing its report the following year and seeking change, the group recast itself in 1983 as the Prichard Committee, a non-profit citizens group focused on K-12 improvements.