University of Mobile Announces Leadership Change

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s Board of Trustees has announced the resignation of President Timothy L. Smith, effective immediately. The fourth president of University of Mobile informed the board of his decision on Monday, Feb. 25, citing personal reasons.

Smith has served as president of University of Mobile since April 2016.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to thank Dr. Smith for his service to University of Mobile,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Fred Wilson. “Many significant accomplishments have been made under his tenure, and we are grateful for his leadership. The Board of Trustees is dedicated to continuing the forward momentum of University of Mobile.”

Under Smith’s leadership, University of Mobile significantly enhanced academic programming and added doctoral programs, built a state-of-the-art facility for health and science professions, increased national rankings and grew enrollment.

The Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees are working on finalizing plans for the immediate future of the university and ensuring a smooth transition, Wilson said.

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. Founded in 1961, the university has an enrollment of more than 1,700 and offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study.

 

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, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 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.eduor 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.