Office of the President

Dr. Mark A. Smith, Ohio Christian University PresidentWelcome to Ohio Christian University! There are thousands of colleges and universities that offer a quality education, but on many campuses students are just a number. Ohio Christian University is different.

As a regionally accredited university, OCU is committed to academic excellence, but our commitment doesn’t end there. Solid academic programs are complemented by unique opportunities for mentorship, spiritual growth, and personal development. Our outstanding faculty and administration are committed to the success of every student. We will spend time getting to know you and investing in your life.

As President, I enjoy traveling with student groups and spending time with the leaders of tomorrow. My wife and I even invite students into our home throughout the year. Whether it’s sharing a home-cooked meal or opening our doors for an informal gathering, we look for ways to invest in the life of every student.

Don’t be a number. Come to Ohio Christian University. Let us help you reach your life dreams and educational goals. We train leaders to change the world!

See you soon,
Dr. Mark A. Smith, President


President Smith in the News
 

OCU President Named Chair of ABHE Board
The president of Ohio Christian University, Dr. Mark Smith, was elected to chair the board of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). He assumes the position from outgoing chair, Dr.
Steve McCain; Drs. Jerry Reiger, Mark Smith, Chris Daza, Dave Garrison
OCU Hosts Malawi Presidential Candidate
On February 5, 2013, Ohio Christian University hosted Secretary General, Chris Daza, the leading candidate for president of the country of Malawi.
New book! Melvin M. Maxwell: A Tribute
New book! Melvin M. Maxwell: A Tribute
Born and raised during the Great Depression, Melvin Maxwell survived and even thrived to become a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and humbly influence seven generations of students, faculty, mini
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy with OCU President Dr. Mark A. Smith
President Mark Smith Sworn in to Ohio State Board of Education
Dr. Mark Smith, president of Ohio Christian University, was one of 11 new members sworn in at the State Board of Education's regular meeting Monday in Columbus.