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Tim Smith

Student Senate President 2020 - 2021

I am an adult student who returned to further my education at Inver Hills Community College in the summer of 2019. I am a U.S. Navy retiree who served for more than twenty years. I have spent my entire life in California, until recently, when I moved to Minnesota in the Spring of 2019 since my wife is from Minnesota. I have two young children and have been a full time student since my enrollment at Inver Hills.


He, Him

Favorite Thing About Inver Hills

The support and opportunities I have been afforded by both Staff, Faculty, and fellow students!

Inver Hills Connections

V.A.L.O.R. (Veterans and Loved One Resources) President for both fall and spring semester. A student activist for the Yellow Ribbon Program both fall and spring semester 2019-2020.

Languages Known

English, some Spanish


Golf, Flipping houses, Snowboarding

College Major


Fun Fact: "50% of the time, I still drive the first and only brand new car I ever purchased, (2002)"

12 Answers From Tim

Where You’re From

Anaheim, California

Your Personal Motto

"We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone."

Your #1 Tip to be a Successful Student

Go ahead, ask questions, stay in constant communication with your instructors!

What Motivates You to Work Hard

Not dishonoring those around me and who support me.

Favorite Quote

“What We Have Here is………. Failure to Communicate!”

All-Time Favorite Movie

A Few Good Men

All-Time Favorite Book

Where the Red Fern Grows

If You Could Live Anywhere, Where Would it Be?


3 Words to Describe You as a College Student

Dedicated, Motivated, Energetic

One Thing You Want to Accomplish in Life

Generational Wealth

Skill You Would Most Like to Learn and Master


Favorite Place in the World

My garage with music and friends (Deploy 9 times, being home is the Best!)

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