Dr. Mark A. Smith is the seventh president of Columbia International University, beginning that role in 2017.

Early in his college career, God called Dr. Smith to be a Christian higher education administrator dedicated to preparing a new generation of ministers, missionaries and ministering professionals for the day we live in. It is a path he has faithfully followed for over two decades.

His dedication and passion reflects who we are at CIU. A campus focused on our mission to educate people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.

Dr. Smith holds degrees from Hobe Sound Bible College and Northeastern State University, as well as a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from West Virginia University. He formerly served as the president of Ohio Christian University.

He has been married to his wife Debbie Smith for 31 years and has two sons.