Mike Smith is a native of West Texas growing up in Levelland. Mike has a long background in criminal justice serving Lubbock County & Randall for over ten years working with juvenile offenders in multiple programs. While with Lubbock County, Mike also helped develop a bullying/dating violence curriculum through Texas AgriLife Extension called "Take a Stand." After serving Randall County, for a short time, Mike returned to Lubbock in 2010 to become the Chief/Director of LCU Public Safety for Lubbock Christian University. Mike holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Wayland Baptist University. Mike, a licensed peace officer, is also a trained mediator. Mike, an avid sports fan and volunteer, is a member of the Lubbock Lion's Club. He and his wife Shanna ('05) are parents to two daughters. Mike and his family are active members of Monterey Church of Christ.