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Manoi Smith Adair

Manoi Smith Adair, business educator. Certified professional secretary. Member of Professional Secretaries International, Southwest Administrative Services Association, Southwestern Federation Administrative Disciplines, Oklahoma Business Education Association, National Business Education Association, Eastern Star Lodge, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Pi Epsilon.

Background

  • Adair, Manoi Smith was born on December 8, 1927 in Boswell, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Rowland Demcie and Bonnie Mae (Watson) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1950. Master in Business Education, University Oklahoma, 1958.

    Career

    • With Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, since 1955, associate professor, business, since 1969, chairman faculty, 1976—1977, director, European study tour, 1978, acting dean, school business, 1981—1982, 1984—1985, chairman, curriculum revision, 1982—1983. Assistant dean, school business, since 1985. Conductor workshops for secretaries.

    Major achievements

    • Certified professional secretary.

    Politics

    Baptists should be faithful ambassadors of reconciliation in their personal relationships and local communities as they demonstrate the power of the Gospel to reconcile all persons in Christ.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Spiritual support, encouragement and challenge should be major strengths of a Christian community.

    Membership

    Member of Professional Secretaries International, Southwest Administrative Services Association, Southwestern Federation Administrative Disciplines, Oklahoma Business Education Association, National Business Education Association, Eastern Star Lodge, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Pi Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Preston Lee Adair, March 25, 1948. Children: Karen Ruth, Sharon Kay.
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    Born December 8, 1927
    • 1950
      Oklahoma Baptist University
    • 1958
      University Oklahoma
    • 1955
      With Oklahoma Baptist University
      Shawnee, Kansas, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      With Oklahoma Baptist University
    • 1984 - 1985
      With Oklahoma Baptist University
    • 1985
      assistant, dean
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