University of Mobile elects new president

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Timothy L. Smith, Ph.D., named fourth president of University of Mobile, effective May 16. (Photo by Ernest Rawlins Photography)

MOBILE (UMobile, TAB) — Timothy L. Smith, provost of Anderson University in South Carolina, has been elected the fourth president of the University of Mobile (UMobile), effective May 16.

The UMobile board of trustees elected Smith in a special called meeting this morning on the Mobile campus of the 54-year-old Alabama Baptist State Convention-affiliated school.

Smith, who holds two Ph.D.s, two master’s degrees and is licensed by the South Carolina Board of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, has extensive experience in Christian higher education and the field of health care education, according to UMobile officials.

Smith, 52, said he is coming to UMobile to listen, collaborate, partner and build.

“The University of Mobile has a great foundation with many building blocks already above the foundation,” he said. “I believe there are huge opportunities to serve the community and partner with so many organizations. My methodology in leading as president will be a very collaborative approach.”

Smith succeeds Mark Foley, who announced last October he would step down after 18 years as president. The board of trustees launched a nationwide search for the next president in January.

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