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     July 29th - August 2nd

This Year's Speaker: Dr. Mark Smith

Dr. Mark A. Smith is President of Columbia International University, a growing university in South Carolina. He previously served as President of Ohio Christian University for 12 years where he led a team of experts in growing the University from 380 to more than 4,700 students and helped fund $30 million in facilities. He has served on the ABHE Board, Columbus 2020 and currently serves on the ELEOS Corporate Board. Dr. Smith was appointed by former Governor Kasich to the Ohio State Board of Education and is currently serving on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, appointed by Governor McMaster. Dr. Smith has a B.A. from Hobe Sound Bible College, a M.S. from Northeastern State University and graduated from West Virginia University with a Doctorate in Education Administration. Dr. Smith completed Harvard University’s Institute of Educational Management for Executive Management. Dr. Smith and his wife, Debbie, have two children.