Dr. Mark Smith is the current President of Columbia International University, in South Carolina. Prior to his current role as President of Columbia International University, Dr. Smith served as President of Ohio Christian University for 11 years. Smith successfully increased enrollment from 400 to approximately 4,600 students during his tenure. Mark Smith also served as vice president for adult and graduate studies at Indiana Wesleyan University where he oversaw the doubling of enrollment from approximately 5,000 to 10,000 students in four years.
During Dr. Mark Smith’s professional journey, he was faced with a nearly paralyzing head-on collision - forcing him through weeks of brutal physical therapy and a long road to recovery. He taught himself to walk, a feat that doctors were not sure would ever happen again. Following the accident, Dr. Mark Smith was solely focused on taking the message of God around the world.
To learn more about Dr. Mark Smith of CIU, visit his website and read his blogs at MarkSmithCIU.com
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS