Williamson Christian College’s board of trustees has named Dr. Ed Smith as president, the private college announced Wednesday.
Smith is founder of Oxygen for Leaders, an executive coaching and consultancy organization, and an expert in managing change within business and faith-based organizations, the college said.
Smith has more than 25 years of experience working in commercial banking and with church and non-profit organizations. He holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University.
"This is an exciting and promising time for Williamson Christian College, and we look forward to continued progress and development under President Ed Smith's leadership,” said Jim O'Donnell, chairman of the college's board.
Founded in 1998, Franklin-based Williamson Christian College is a non-profit organization that serves students of all ages, including non-traditional ones who typically are older students already in the workforce. Classes are usually held one evening a week and one class at a time.
WCC, which offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees and has an enrollment of approximately 80, is not related to a denomination and is guided by an 11-member board of trustees.