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Our President

The spiritual drive begins at the top at CIU. Our seventh president, Dr. Mark A. Smith, has committed his life to the advancement of the gospel through Christian higher education.

Early in his college career, God called Dr. Smith to be a Christian higher education administrator dedicated to preparing a new generation of ministers, missionaries and ministering professionals for the day we live in. It is a path he has faithfully followed for over two decades.

His dedication and passion reflects who we are at CIU. A campus focused on our mission to educate people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.