Donald Smith, who has served as Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at WKU, has been named the President of the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University. He will replace Alex Downing, who is leaving the post to accept a position at Franklin Bank and Trust.
Smith will continue to work with the Alumni Association while a search for a new executive director proceeds, as work continues on the Augenstein Alumni Center.
Smith started his career at WKU in 1994, as the Coordinator of the Annual Fund. He earned his bachelor's degree at WKU, a master's degree at Vanderbilt, and a doctorate from Vanderbilt.