Keith Smith

Executive Dean and Senior Vice President, Michael O. Leavitt School of Health

Western Governors University (WGU)

Dr. Keith Smith (M.A., Ed.D., MBA, L.M., RMHC (ret.)) serves as the Executive Dean and Senior Vice President of the Michael O. Leavitt School of Health at Western Governors University (WGU). He has strategic leadership experience in the business, nonprofit, and higher education sectors. His 26-year career in higher education comprises faculty, dean, vice provost, vice president, and now senior vice president positions--including leadership roles at five universities prior to joining WGU--leading schools of health, business and IT, and arts and sciences.

He has taught courses and given presentations domestically and internationally on leadership and organizational change, higher education innovation, and personal growth and development. Smith has supervised educational programs in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and has played a lead role in both regional and programmatic accreditations. His teams have developed a range of programs from credentials through doctoral levels, and have established partnerships with business, government, military, and community colleges across the nation.

Smith is passionate about engaging people--individually and collectively--around pursuing the highest level of human endeavor and experience to achieve their full potential.