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Christopher Schmidt
Student Services


Dean of Students
L.R. McDonald Administration Building
(270) 384-8036

Chris Schmidt is passionate about developing leaders and helping people realize their full potential.

 Chris's leadership knowledge comes from almost two decades of serving in higher education, especially in the areas of student services and residence life. 

 Chris has served at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., since 1995. Since 2000, he has been dean of students of the 2,600-student liberal arts college. As dean of students, Chris is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Lindsey Wilson student services staff, and he also serves as the college's chief judicial officer. In addition to judicial affairs, Chris also provides leadership in residence life, student activities, career services, international student services, student government, Upward Bound and public safety. He is an adviser to the college president and serves as a member of the president's executive cabinet.

 Chris has also been an assistant basketball coach, cycling coach, academic adviser, intramurals director, student activities coordinator and student government adviser. He has been a part-time faculty member, and he currently teachers a course in leadership studies.

 A native of Staten Island, N.Y., Chris earned an associate's degree from the State University of New York at Delhi; a bachelor of science in physical education from Western Kentucky University; a master's degree in education from Lindsey Wilson College; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Western Kentucky University.

 In addition to leadership and serving others, Chris is also passionate about wellness and cycling. Chris and his wife, Rebecca, reside in Columbia with their son, Cole.

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