MOBILE, Ala. -- Dr. Timothy L. Smith, president of the University of Mobile, has resigned effectively immediately.
The UM Board of Trustees announced the resignation of Smith early Tuesday afternoon. The fourth president of University of Mobile informed the board of his decision on Monday, citing personal reasons, according to the announcement.
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, for a news release. “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, the university 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, according to the UM news release.
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.