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Dr. James Smith

Vice President for University Relations

Department

Administration

Biography

Professional Experience

  • Vice President for University Relations, Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2018 – Present
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing, Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2017-2018
  • Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2015-2017
  • Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management, Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2013-2015
  • Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Recruitment, Mount Vernon Nazarene University 2008-2013

Professional Organizations

  • National Association for College Admissions Counseling
  • Ohio Association for College Admissions Counseling
  • Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Ohio Private College Admissions Directors
  • Collegeboard
  • North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Nazarene Enrollment Officers Network

Awards and Recognitions

  • Encuentro Missions Leadership Team
  • East Central NYI Field Youth Chairperson
  • Ohio Private College Admissions Directors Committee (OPCAD), Chairperson
  • Nazarene Student Leadership Association, Nazarene Student Leadership Association Co-Chair
  • ACT State Organization (Ohio), Executive Council Chairperson

Public Works & Presentations

  • National ACT Summit 2017, “The Big Picture: Holistic Framework as a Guide”
  • OACRAO Conference 2014, “Success Strategies for Millennial Student Workers”
  • OACAC Articulations 2012, 2014, “Ohio Private Colleges: Mission-Driven”
  • Ohio ACT Conference 2012, 2013, 2014, “Enrollment Management Roundtable”

Degrees

  • B.A. in Youth Ministry, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • M.A. in Educational Ministry, Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana
  • Ph.D. in Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California

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