Ross Smith (’82), debate director, dies unexpectedly

Ross K. Smith (’82), the award-winning director of debate who led Wake Forest University’s debate team to a national championship in 2008, died unexpectedly July 19 in Winston-Salem.  He was 54.

A guestbook has been created on the university Web site at

Donors who wish to give in memory of Ross Smith may do so online. Under “Gift Designation” choose “other” and indicate in the comment field that you wish to give to the Ross K. Smith Debate Fund.

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