Dr. Samuel A. Smith, a 1995 alumnus, will serve as the 21st president of York College, according to a June 12 announcement from the Board of Trustees. He will assume the office of president on July 6.

“Smith has proven himself to be a thoughtful listener with a visionary spirit,” said Dr. R. Wayne White, chairman of York College Board of Trustees. He added, “After interviewing several great candidates, it was apparent that Smith’s experiences in higher education were the best match for the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Smith brings considerable experience in higher education, having served for nearly 20 years in a variety of roles at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. His work spanned all aspects of student services, concluding with the role of Dean of Student Life. Smith’s professional path includes team building and project management in both the academic and corporate settings.