BBCC Founder Dr. Robert Smith

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Smith Hall is named in honor of Dr. Robert Smith, superintendent of the Moses Lake School District, who spearheaded the effort to create Big Bend Community College by initiating a $1 million local bond issue in 1961 to build a campus. He reported to the Moses Lake School Board. It was due to Dr. Smith’s continuous efforts that Big Bend Community College came into being.

BBCC Founder Dr. Robert Smith