SIU Alumni Association
Executive Committee: Immediate Past President
Barry Smith, '80
Barry Smith, immediate past president of the SIU Alumni Association since 2014, is president for Regions Bank in Western Kentucky. He previously headed retail banking for the bank in Illinois and Western Kentucky, and has served on the board of directors of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Paducah Economic Development Corp., and the Carson Center. The 1980 SIU graduate is an Eldorado native and was a four-year basketball standout at SIU where he scored 1,066 points as a Saluki from 1977-1980. Smith’s wife, Amy, also a 1980 SIU graduate, was a Marching Saluki and member of the pom pon squad. They reside in Paducah, Ky.