Kate Smith

Rio Salado College

As President of Rio Salado College, Kate Smith is known for her enthusiasm, energy, and collaborative leadership style. She is dedicated to eliminating barriers by making education affordable, accessible, and equitable for all students. Previously, Smith was Rio’s Chief Academic Officer and champion for student success. She has nearly 30 years’ educational leadership experience and is currently a 2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow. She is passionate about learning, student empowerment, and giving back.

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