U.S. Flag Flies Over United States Capitol to Honor UM President Timothy Smith

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MOBILE, Ala. – A United States flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of University of Mobile President Timothy L. Smith has been presented to the university.

The flag was flown May 14 at the request of U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, with the support of former South Carolina Rep. Barrett Gresham, in honor of Dr. Smith’s inauguration as the fourth president of University of Mobile.

Dr. Smith was well-known as a leader in higher education in South Carolina. He joined Anderson University in 2014 as vice president of strategic initiatives and special associate to the provost and was named provost in 2015.

He was named president of University of Mobile in April 2016 and was formally inaugurated on March 24, 2017.


About University of Mobile:

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.

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