For decades, the School of Business at Southern Adventist University has equipped students with the tools needed to succeed professionally while inspiring them with the eternal purpose of sharing Christ in their chosen field. Recently, the University launched a $20 million campaign aimed at empowering the next generation of business leaders through a new state-of-the-art facility and an endowment. Ken Shaw, Ed.D., president of Southern Adventist University, also announced the first named space in the facility, the Ron C. Smith Executive Board Room.
The named space was provided by AdventHealth and was selected to honor Smith’s service on the organizations’ boards. Smith serves as chairman of the AdventHealth Board of Directors and also serves as chairman of Southern’s Board of Trustees, helping to guide the direction of the University and impacting the lives of thousands of students. During the Southern Union constituency meetings, the presidents of the two organizations presented Smith with a plaque expressing appreciation for his service.
“For more than 40 years, Dr. Ron Smith has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church with integrity, character, and a deep love for people,” said Terry Shaw, president and CEO of AdventHealth. “These core Christian leadership traits work together to inspire a new generation of emerging leaders, energized to create positive change wherever they serve. I want to congratulate Ron for this honor and extend my deep appreciation for his service and steady leadership as board chair at AdventHealth.”
To learn more about Southern’s School of Business campaign, visit southern.edu/gobusiness.
Southern Adventist University | January 2023
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