FSC's former athletic
director appointed to
Florida Southern board of trustees
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 11,
2003) - Harold "Hal" M. Smeltzly, Florida Southern's former athletic
director, was appointed to the college's board of trustees in May
at the Florida United Methodist Annual Conference in Lakeland. Smeltzly
will serve on the board for a three-year term.
Smeltzly graduated from FSC in 1957 and earned his master's degree
from Temple University in 1960. He served as head baseball coach
at FSC and in 1972 became the athletic director, retiring in 2000
after 43 years with the college. He has received many honors and
awards, including seven inductions into Halls of Fame. He was named
National Coach of the Year in 1972, received the President's Award
for the United States Baseball Association in 1986, the President's
Award for International Baseball Association in 1993, and the National
Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Regional Athletic
Director of the Year award in 2000. FSC presented him with the Alumni
Award for Service in 1971 and 2000.
"We are delighted to welcome Hal to the FSC board," said Dr. Thomas
L. Reuschling, president of Florida Southern. "His dedication to
the college and the Lakeland community makes him a valuable addition."
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.