William S. Smith ’74 is the recipient of the Lloyd E. Worner Award. Smith has served as vice president of Serdrillco, which was founded by his grandfather in 1947. He also was a principal with Johns Manville Corp./Manville Commercial Roofing and a partner with S&S Oilfield Supply.
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Smith has served his community with distinction. Through the William S. Smith Charitable Trust and the Sherman E. Smith Family Charitable Foundation, he and his family have supported the Tulsa Ballet, the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, the Tulsa Area United Way, the Tulsa Boys Home, Metro YMCA, the downtown Rotary Club, the Salvation Army, the Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma, and the Riverview Lawn at Gathering Place project.
Smith has demonstrated his care for the Colorado College community prolifically as well. In 2015, he launched the Endowed Scholarship Challenge 101, an initiative challenging alumni and friends of the college to establish or enhance scholarships of their own for Colorado College students. To date, 70 scholarships have been activated through the challenge.
In 2011, Smith and his sister, Colorado College Board of Trustees Chair Susie Burghart ’77, made a generous gift and named the Interdisciplinary Experimental Arts (I.D.E.A.) Space in CC’s Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from CC in 1974.