Dr. Stephen Ray Smith has been named to head development for the Bethel College Success program in Chattanooga and surrounding areas.
"We're privileged to have Dr. Smith on our Outreach Team," said Dr. Nassar, executive director of Bethel College Division of Educational Outreach. "His extensive experience in international business, organizational leadership, economics and marketing -- in addition to his proven capabilities as a college educator – will be an invaluable asset to our program and its students."
Dr. Smith, a native of Chattanooga, is the former director of the Bryan College MBA program in Dayton and Chattanooga, where he also served as professor of Business and Economics. He previously directed both the MBA program and the International Business Studies program of King College in Bristol, Tn., and was Program Development Consultant of Chattanooga State Technical Community College/DuPont in Chattanooga.
Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.; a Master's of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC; and a BA in Economics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
He served as adjunct professor of leadership/management in Oradea, Romania, and has lectured on customer-relationship management, transformational leadership and sports marketing in Slovakia, Bosnia and the Czech Republic. He has also directed university study-abroad visits in numerous European countries.
"I look forward to utilizing my broad range of experiences in this new and challenging position at Bethel College," Dr. Smith said. "Bethel's Business Management program is truly exceptional, and has much to offer residents of Chattanooga and surrounding areas."
Bethel College Success is an accelerated degree program designed for working adults. Students at its 5 satellite campuses in Tennessee progress toward an accredited bachelor's of science degree in Management and Organizational Development.
For more information about Bethel College Success, phone Dr. Ray Smith at 423 322-1638.