David Smith was inaugurated as the 26th president of Southern Adventist University in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists on October 13, 2016.
- Friday, October 28
Week of prayer, also known as "Fall at the Wall," brought Southern's campus together to worship at the Goliath Wall during the last week of September. Guest speaker, Harold Alomia, focused on Matthew chapters five and seven.
Southern is pleased to announce its ranking as a Top Tier university by U.S. News and Worlds Report's "Best Colleges" guide. Although Southern has been ranked regionally for the past 15 consecutive years, this is the first year that the ranking status has switched from college ranking to university ranking.
A new exhibit recently opened in the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum at Southern Adventist University.