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Maxine A. Smith Center

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A Department of Extended Programs

Harry L. Taylor, Director
Patrick Washington, Interim Coordinator

The Maxine A. Smith Center is named after Dr. Maxine A. Smith, a longtime civil rights and education leader locally and in our state. The new center provides a much needed service in the southeastern section of Memphis. Its location is convenient to Collierville, Germantown and Olive Branch as well. This area is one of the fastest growing areas of Shelby County and is a technology corridor. The academic emphasis of the new center, in addition to a general education niche, includes a high-tech focus.

The center is a three-story, 67,300 square-foot facility which houses a library, eight computer classrooms, 21 classrooms - chemistry, biology and science laboratories, a student lounge and administration offices.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. to noon

See links below for availability of specific services.

Student Services

Calendar of Events

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The Maxine A. Smith Center houses full-time faculty and other faculty based at the main campuses who are scheduled to teach at the center. Numerous adjunct faculty round out instructional needs at the center. Small classes assure a high level of individual attention and faculty dedicated to the success of every student. In addition to teaching, faculty are available as advisors and mentors to students.