Brigham Glen Smith was born in July 18, 1896 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Nicholis Smith and Margaret Hood. In 1918 he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English and minoring in Music. He earned his Masters Degree also at BYU in 1923 with a major in Philosophy of Education and a minor in Educational Administration. He did graduate work at the University of Cincinnati.
His first teaching position was in St. Johns, Arizona, where he also served as principal for one year. He then filled the same position at Teton High School in Driggs, Idaho.
After he earned his Masters Degree in 1923, he came to Dixie College to head the Education Program to prepare students to be elementary teachers.
B. Glen Smith married Willdee Gynn on October 19, 1926. They had no children and in 1943 she died at the age of 47. He later married Ruth Jackaman in July 1948. He served as president of Dixie College from 1933-1938. While he was president, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints relinquished control of Dixie Junior College, turning it over to the State of Utah.
He died in 1970.