Mark A. Smith, Ed.D.

Mark A. Smith, Ed.D.

Dr. Mark Smith has been active in higher education in a range of roles in both public and private education ranging from Faculty to President. He has served with the Higher Learning Commission as an accreditation evaluator and in roles such as the chair of the ARC, the body that gives final approval for accreditation of institutions. Dr. Smith has published articles and books on topics ranging from higher education to leadership. His accomplishments include:

  • Led student growth: 5,000—10,000
  • Led student growth: 300—4,000
  • HLC Accreditation Review Chair
  • Built successful Assessment systems
  • Led accreditation teams (HLC, NCATE, CCNE, OBR)
  • Implemented multiple new programs for online and onsite adult learners
  • Curriculum development for adult learners
  • Assisted multiple clients develop strategic plans and implement programs
  • Recognized by HLC as adult education expert