Charles W. Smith, Jr.

Senior Vice President for Institutional Relations; Assistant Professor of Christian Leadership
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Dr. Charles Smith serves as Senior Vice President for Institutional Relations and Assistant Professor of Christian Leadership. 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.

Dr. Smith oversees Midwestern’s offices of Admissions, Church Partnerships, Communications, Financial Aid, Institutional Relations Initiatives, and Student Life and Events.

He earned a Business Administration degree from Mississippi College in 2007, a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011, and a PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020.

In addition to his seminary responsibilities, Dr. 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.