Martha Smith joined the staff of Huntington University in 1988 as the resident director for Hardy Hall. She later served as Director of Career Development and in 1995 was promoted to Assistant Dean of Students. Today she is Associate Dean of Student Life which oversees career and counseling services and new student orientation. She is a licensed mental health counselor and master career counselor.
She also serves on various university committees and teaches classes in career exploration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Science degree from Indiana University.
As a National Certified Master Career Counselor, Smith has worked with undecided students to help them select an academic major and also provides invaluable assistance to juniors and seniors preparing for graduate school and job searches.
Smith is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and member of the American Counseling Association and American Association of Christian Counselors. She regularly counsels and helps students with challenging personal issues. In addition to providing individual and group counseling, she has supervised graduate counseling students at two universities.
Smith is deeply committed to Huntington University’s emphasis on Christian service. She served as a mental health counselor in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2006 and has led Huntington University mission trips to Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Mexico.
Smith is recognized as a national leader in student development. She serves as Vice President for the Association for Christians in Student Development and is a frequent workshop speaker. In 2005, she received the Don L. Boender Award recognizing her for distinguished service in the field of student development.