JACKSON, Tenn. – April 17, 2014 – Tim Smith, dean of the School of Nursing at Union University since 2005, has announced his resignation to accept a position at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C.
Smith will become Anderson’s vice president of strategic initiatives and special associate to the provost on July 7.
“Tim Smith is recognized as one of the premier leaders in healthcare education in this region,” Union President David S. Dockery said. “His visionary and entrepreneurial skills have energized and advanced the outstanding nursing program at Union University over the past decade. We salute Tim Smith and offer our thanksgiving to God for his significant contribution to the life of Union University, even as we offer our prayers for his new and expanded opportunities at Anderson University in the days ahead.”
Originally from Memphis, Smith earned a diploma in nursing from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Memphis, a diploma in nurse anesthesia from the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and a master’s degree and doctorate in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
He is working on a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate in leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
“It has been an honor and blessing to serve in Dr. Dockery’s administration, partnering with leaders of the university, amazing faculty and staff of the School of Nursing and many others of this institution in serving the Lord through the lives of the students,” Smith said. “My wife and I will always cherish the memories and relationships from our time of serving at Union University and in the community as God sends us on a new journey.”