Charles W. Smith, Jr.

Vice President for Institutional Relations


Mr. Smith serves as Vice President for Institutional Relations at Midwestern. He assumed this role on Nov. 1, 2012.

Previously, he was the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Southern Seminary from 2009-2012, where he led development efforts, the Alumni Relations Department, worked with Southern’s Board of Trustees & Foundation Board and developed comprehensive strategies to support the organization.

Mr. Smith oversees Midwestern’s offices of Admissions, Center for Church Planting and Partnering, Communications, Institutional Relations and Student Life and Events.

He earned a Business Administration degree from Mississippi College in 2007, and a Master’s of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011, and is currently pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in leadership.

In addition to his seminary responsibilities, Mr. Smith served in varying ministry positions at churches in Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky.

He and his wife, Ashley, have three daughters, Ellie, Annie, and Susie.