Mark died May 16, 2018.
Although his time on campus was fairly brief, he did join Tiger Inn and started his major in biology. He then transferred to Ohio State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1950, followed by a master’s degree and a Ph.D., also from OSU. Although he had originally planned to go into medicine, his degrees were in psychology, and he joined Denison University in Granville, Ohio, as a faculty member and dean of the college.
He remained at Denison until 1973 and then spent five years at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., again as faculty member and dean of students. His last two years were spent at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.
All these posts fail to tell how strongly Mark’s students admired and appreciated him. He had a special bond with his students, as perhaps best shown by his creation of “Rock Scroll,” a graphic history of rock ’n’ roll music.
Mark was predeceased by his son, Mark Savage Smith. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy; and children Dana and Wilson. To them we offer our compliments and condolences for a life well lived.