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Former Texas State president passes away

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Former university President Lee Smith passed away early Sept. 19.
Former university President Lee Smith passed away early Sept. 19.
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Former Texas State President Lee. H Smith died early Sept. 19, according to an email President Denise Trauth.

Smith served as president from 1974-81. He oversaw the university’s move to NCAA athletics, the acquisition of 78 acres of property, enlarging the San Marcos campus, and enrollment growth, which reached 15,400 by 1981.

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