Sterling College announces new board members Dashiell and Smith

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sterling College has announced the addition of two alumni to the Board of Trustees: Larry Dashiell ’76 and Parker Smith ’66, effective immediately.

“The Board of Trustees showed overwhelming support for the addition of Larry and Parker. They each bring a different experience in leadership, and we look forward to furthering the mission of Sterling College together,” said Randy Henry, Chairman of the Sterling College Board of Trustees.

Dashiell is the retired senior director for Portland Public Schools, having served in education as both a teacher and administrator for 40 years. He graduated from Sterling in 1976 with a degree in speech communication and continued on to Wichita State University where he earned his master’s degree in education administration and supervision. Dashiell has worked as a teacher, speech coach, activity director and integration specialist. He and his wife, Lisa ’77, have two children, Christian ’02 and Harmonee. Larry and Lisa currently live in Portland, Oregon.

Smith is a retired Presbyterian pastor of nearly 40 years and served on the National Advisory Council from 2014-17. He graduated from Sterling College in 1966 with a degree in biology and continued his education at Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity. Smith has served in churches in Lincoln Center, Kansas; Casa Grande, Arizona; Bellevue, Nebraska; and Linden, Michigan. He and his wife, Susan, have three kids: Amanda Thayer fs98, Melissa Rice and Kevin Parker Smith ’02. Parker and Susan currently live in Aurora, Colorado. He is active in the Presbytery of Denver on committees that oversee the partnership between Denver Presbytery and the Presbytery of Zimbabwe.