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SGSC Appoints Dr. Charles Smith As Chair Of Business

Posted on Jul 07, 2016


By: Walda Kight
Vice President For External Affairs

Dr. Robert Page, vice president for academic affairs at South Georgia State College (SGSC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charles Smith as assistant professor of management and chair of business.Charles Smith

Smith joined SGSC July 1. He will teach and have oversight over the implementation and recruitment for SGSC’s Bachelor of Science in Management degree. Smith has professional and industry expertise in the area of finance and accounting management and extensive business experience in the international market, which includes time in China and Europe negotiating acquisitions and mergers as well as facilitating the building of manufacturing plants.

“Dr. Smith’s educational and multifaceted professional experience will be an asset to our students and the growth of the Bachelor of Science in Management program. I look forward to the many contributions his work will bring to SGSC and to the region,” said Page.

Smith comes to SGSC from Strayer University, where he has served in several leadership and teaching roles since 2008. He most recently held the title of campus dean for Strayer’s Chamblee and Roswell Campuses in Atlanta. 

Prior to his time at Strayer University, Smith spent over 25 years in the corporate world serving as chief financial officer for Ceradyne Inc.’s Thermo International Division, later joining Xerox's Southern Business Communications as chief financial officer. Previously, Smith had been the director of finance and controller for Computer Science Corporation, Intelcom Division. He was also treasury manager, auditing manager, and financial accounting manager for GTE Corporation. 

Smith earned his doctorate in organization and management from Capella University and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Dallas Baptist University.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Smith was also selected to attend the Executive Management Program at Yale School of Management where he earned a certificate in Leadership and Team Effectiveness.  

Smith’s research was in the area of Business Ethics in the Accounting Curriculum: A Comparative Study. His research focused on whether a community college that includes an ethics training program as an integral component of its classroom accounting curriculum impacted the ability of students to identify ethical issues in business. The purpose of the study was to measure the extent accounting students demonstrated principled moral reasoning and judgment after being exposed to a business ethics training program. Smith’s study was selected by the Gender Issues & Worklife Balance section of the American Accounting Association for its 2009 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award.

Smith is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the National Executive Master of Business Administration Association. He and his wife have two adult daughters.