The President's Office

The President's Office provides leadership, vision, and support to make Southern Adventist University an exceptional place of spiritual and academic growth for students; a safe place for parents to entrust their children; a great place to work for employees; an alma mater to be proud of for alumni; an institution of distinction for the Seventh-day Adventist Church; and, ultimately, a place of opportunity to connect all on campus with mission, service, and their calling... 


About David Smith

Smith most recently served for five years as Senior Pastor of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Collegedale, Tennessee. Prior to that, he served as the President of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, for 13 years. He holds a doctorate degree in English from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in English from Andrews University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Andrews University.