Former Faculty Member Linda Lou Smith Passes at Age 66

Posted on: August 31, 2012


Linda LouFormer Communication Arts & Sciences professor Linda Lou Smith passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the age of 66. Smith was an esteemed faculty member in the Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences (now Communicative Sciences and Disorders). She came to MSU in 1973 and became assistant chairperson of the department in 1981. Linda Lou Smith also served as the associate dean of undergraduate and graduate studies for the college for several years.

In addition to her work in the college, Smith served as acting registrar of Michigan State University from 1991-1999 and was an active member on the Faculty Liaison Group to the Board of Trustees.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that condolences be made in the form of donations to the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Those interested can do so online, at or contact Cara Boeff at


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