Robert B. Smith, vice president for academic affairs at Weber State University, will receive the H. Aldous Dixon Award for 1991.
The award from the WSU Alumni Association honors an individual who has "distinguished himself in his campus position, sought to meet the needs of students, and achieved a meaningful measure of success in his chosen field."Smith joined WSU in 1981 as vice president and professor of chemistry. He was a faculty member, department chairman and dean at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for 20 years.
As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Smith serves as second vice president and chairman of the committee on colleges. He also is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
In the local community, Smith serves as chairman of the Ogden Partnership Advisory Committee, member of the Board of Trustees of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, and member of the image committee of the Utah Partnership for Educational and Economic Development.
The H. Aldous Dixon Award will be presented to Smith at WSU's annual Founders Day Luncheon May 3. H. Aldous Dixon served as president of Weber Normal College in 1919-20, and as president of Weber College from 1937 to 1953.