Office of the Executive Vice President


The Office of the Executive Vice President is located in the President’s Office and assists with administrative and personnel issues in both the University and the Health Systems Divisions of the University.

The Executive Vice President collaborates with other vice presidents to advance the University’s goals and objectives and has administrative responsibility for the departments of Student Housing, Campus Dining, USA Bookstore, University Police, and Safety and Environmental Compliance.

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About the Executive Vice President

Dr. John W. Smith came to the University of South Alabama in February 2008 as Vice President for Student Affairs. In 2010, in addition to his duties as Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Smith was appointed Special Assistant to President V. Gordon Moulton. The Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Smith Acting President in 2013, where he served until Dr. Tony Waldrop was named President in 2014. Dr. Smith was named Executive Vice President in 2014.

Prior to joining the University of South Alabama, Dr. Smith had extensive faculty and administrative experience during his 24 years at the University of Central Arkansas. He served as Interim President, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Financial and Administrative Services, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, and Director of Housing. Dr. Smith was also a faculty member in the College of Education and Professional Studies.