Mike Smith begins his third year with the Mean Green as the assistant director of athletics for development.
As the assistant director of athletics for development, Smith focuses on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift donors.
A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Smith comes to North Texas from the University of Dayton where he supervised the Dayton Champions & Scholars Fund. He secured over $1 million in financial support, and helped Dayton reach an all-time fundraising high in the 2014-15 school year.
Prior to Dayton, Smith was a member of the Nittany Lion Club staff at Penn State and worked in the office of development at Auburn University. He has both major gift and annual fund experience, working closely with coaches, administrators and colleagues in University Advancement.
Smith earned a master's degree in higher education administration and a bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from Auburn University.