Michele G. Smith

Vice President for Finance and Operations
Chief Financial Officer


  • BBA, Baylor University
  • MBA, Baylor University

Michele has served in higher and theological education for many years, most prominently as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas. She also served as interim Vice President for Financial Services/CFO at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, also in Fort Worth. She brings a wealth of experience having already served in this role at multiple institutions and is also deeply involved in the work of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), of which Garrett is a founding member. Michele has extensive experience in finance, accounting, investments, budget, tax, cash management, and operations both in higher education and in private banking.