Dr. Matt Smith

Director of Strategic Alliances
Matt Smith, OSVi’s Director of Strategic Alliances, manages existing relationships while generating new opportunities on a national basis with Catholic institutions, service providers, start-up businesses, and Catholic ministries. Recent OSVi partnerships include support provided to the Word on Fire ministry founded by Bishop Robert Baron; Focus, the fellowship of Catholic University students; the Messy Family Project, dedicated to strengthening marriage and family life; Exodus Ninety Days, a 90-day spiritual exercise for men; and, V Encuentro, a national Hispanic and Latino ministry. Matt, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, came to OSVi from the Fort Wayne-based University of St. Francis, which he joined as a professor in 2002. Smith’s responsibilities at the university increased in scope with his initial appointment as the university’s Director of Writing, followed by Department Chair, Director of General Education, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Smith helped secure more than $33 million in grants and gifts to the university.