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

President Smith Appears with Newt Gingrich
President Smith and Dr. Benny Tate joined GOP Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, who spoke on God and Country in Milner, Georgia, Feb. 26th.
Dr. Mark Smith with Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council
Dr. Mark Smith Discusses Contraceptive Mandate with Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council
Dr. Mark A. Smith, President of Ohio Christian University, joins Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council to discuss the contraceptive mandate on FRC Action's webcast: Healthcare Mandate: Violating the Separation of Church and State.
Dr. Mark Smith, Ohio Christian University President, with Herman Cain
Herman Cain Visits Ohio Christian University
In October 2012, the Ohio Faith & Freedom Coalition (FFC) held its annual rally at Ohio Christian University in Circleville for the second year.
Charles Roberts, OCU alumnus from Sierra Leone; Sierra Leone President Ernest Ko
OCU Team Meets Sierra Leone President
Ohio Christian University (OCU) President Mark A. Smith met the Republic of Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and several of his cabinet members on September 28, 2011, in Charleston, West Virginia.