As you learn more about the men and women who administer the affairs of the university, you will appreciate the breadth of experience and expertise assembled, as well as Regent’s unwavering commitment to excellence.
Regent University credits God for our great accomplishments and for providing the necessary leadership, direction and resources to fulfill our unique mission — Christian Leadership to Change the World.
Vice President for Human Resources and Administration
Martha Smith has led the Human Resources Department since 1983. She is responsible for managing and implementing the overall organizational strategy of Regent University's faculty and staff. She serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Law, teaching courses in the M.A. in Law degree program.
She holds her Juris Doctorate (JD) from the Regent University School of Law and M.A. in Management from the Regent University School of Business & Leadership. Smith has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute since 2001.
Active in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 1985, she has held various leadership roles, including Hampton Roads SHRM chapter president in 1992 and 1993, president of the Virginia SHRM State Council in 2001 and 2002, and district director for the Eastern District of the Virginia SHRM State Council in 2008 and 2009. Smith has also been an active member of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) for many years. As a participant in her local community, Smith serves on the board of directors of ABNB Federal Credit Union.
Leadership in Human Resourcs and Administration: