Andrews Institute appoints new academic, managing directors
Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership recently announced the appointment of a new academic program director along with several other administrative promotions. Former director of Nashville Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and local government veteran Michelle D. Steele has been named Andrews Institute academic director. Andrews Institute Executive-in-Residence Lydia Lenker has been appointed managing director of the institute.
Lipscomb community mourns the loss of freshman Isaac Phillips
The Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy communities are mourning the loss of university freshman Isaac Phillips who died early Saturday morning, Sept. 28. A resident of High Rise Residence Hall, Phillips was a 2013 graduate of Lipscomb Academy, where he played football and baseball.
Lipscomb ranked among top 12 percent in nation for best value by Washington Monthly
Lipscomb University has been named one of the top universities in the nation for best value by Washington Monthly. Lipscomb University is on an exclusive list of universities that based on the economic value students receive per dollar invested according to Washington Monthly’s newly released list of “Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” Lipscomb is ranked in the top 12 percent in the nation out of 1,572 universities across the country surveyed for the ranking.
Founder of New York dance production brings concept to Lipscomb to highlight students
Lipscomb University Theatre and New York City’s Group Theatre Too present “The Nashville Choreographer’s Canvas,” an evening of choreography from Nashville’s emerging and New York’s established choreographers, Oct. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre.
Lipscomb, CABLE study shows increase in women on boards of TN public companies
More Tennessee public companies have added women to their boards and female representation has slightly increased, but men continue to make up the majority on those corporate boards, according to a new report. The number of companies lacking female representatives on boards dropped to 25, or 40 percent, of 62 publicly traded companies included in the study, from 29 in the previous year, according to “Women in Corporate Leadership: 2012 Census,” a study by Lipscomb University College of Business and CABLE, a national nonprofit that connects women with business opportunities.
University continues to prepare community for emergencies through strategic planning
As the nation experienced yet another tragedy with the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., this week, Lipscomb University officials reflect on the institution’s emergency management procedures and preparation during National Emergency Preparedness month. Kathy Hargis, Lipscomb University risk manager, said that over the last few years the institution has developed policies, procedures and plans to make students, faculty, staff and guests better prepared for unexpected emergency situations.
Stan Lowery named director of human resources
Nashville business veteran Stan Lowery has been appointed director of human resources for Lipscomb University, which has 1,387 employees, which includes full-time and adjunct faculty as well as academy and university staff.
Andrews Institute launches girls leadership academy as NCAA® Women’s Final Four® legacy program
Nashville area high school girls will have a unique opportunity this fall to develop as leaders through a new leadership academy launched by Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership in cooperation with the Champions4Women Committee of the Nashville Local Organizing Committee (NLOC), host of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Nashville.
First three Global Hope MBA recipients plan to use skills to benefit home nations
As part of its increasing global reach, Lipscomb University’s College of Business created the Global Hope MBA degree program, providing full-tuition scholarships each year to selected international students who pledge to return home and use their MBA to make a difference in their home country. The first three recipients hail from Honduras, Madagascar and Kenya.
Music, sports, reunions and many other activities await visitors to Herdcoming Oct. 1-7
This October brings the first annual Lipscomb University Herdcoming, Oct. 1-7, a Homecoming celebration with an entire week’s worth of activities for alumni and their families to enjoy on campus. From music to reunions, from sports to a special chapel service, Herdcoming is the perfect opportunity to reunite with your former classmates and plug in to the current Lipscomb students and faculty.