Student Life Deans & Staff

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Jake Burton

Jake Burton

Mentor

Jake is a native from Atlanta, GA and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Lipscomb in 2009. Jake joined the team to pioneer the new mentoring program called "The Joshua Project." [More]

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Caroline Gallagher

Caroline Gallagher

Head Resident

Caroline joined the Residence Life team in July 2011 as the Residence Hall Director for Johnson Hall. Prior to this appointment, she was a Residence Assistant in Elam for 2 years. Caroline is graduating in May 2012 from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business. Caroline... [More]

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615.966.1548 (ext. 1548)

Sarah Keith Gamble

Sarah Keith Gamble

Associate Dean

A graduate of Lipscomb University, Sarah Keith earned a master of arts in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. She is the director of ADVANCE, the first component of the university's undergraduate orientation program and is a member of the leadership team that coordinates QuestWeek and New Student Express, the... [More]

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615.966.6061 (ext. 6061)

April Herrington

April Herrington

Asst Dean and Dir of Vet Srvc

April Herrington is the VA Certifying Official at Lipscomb University. In this position, April provides assistance to Veteran students with responsibility for, but not limited to, recruitment and retention, advising and VA certifications. She also serves as the Staff Advisor for the Campus Veterans Organization where she facilitates national and... [More]

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615.966.1013 (ext. 1013)

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Susan Lee

VA Certifying Official

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615.966.1013 (ext. 1013)

Melissa Lowry

Melissa Lowry

Commuter Student Liaison

Melissa Lowry is Associate Director of Student Advocacy, serving as the campus life liaison for student retention. She assists in promoting student success, satisfaction and persistence for the undergraduate population. In 2009, Melissa started the Reclaim Tomorrow Center at Lipscomb University, which seeks to serve the Nashville community, providing career... [More]

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615.966.5331 (ext. 5331)

Scott McDowell

Scott McDowell

Senior VP for Student Life

We know that the university experience includes much more than just classroom learning. Scott McDowell is passionate about creating meaningful opportunities for spiritual formation as well as a memorable campus life experience for students. As senior vice president for student life, McDowell oversees campus life, chapel, student activities, campus security... [More]

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615.966.6057 (ext. 6057)

Kathy Meadows

Kathy Meadows

Executive Asst St Development

Kathy’s is one of the first faces you see when you enter the Office of Student Life. She and her husband Phil met at Freed-Hardeman University where she received an undergraduate degree in Communications. She later attended Murray State in Kentucky and received a degree in Broadcasting. Kathy joined the... [More]

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615.966.6057 (ext. 6057)

Hannah Meeks

Hannah Meeks

Head Resident

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615.966.1003 (ext. 1003)

Caroline Morris

Caroline Morris

Assistant Campus Minister

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615.966.1797 (ext. 1797)

Louis Nelms

Louis Nelms

Student Activities Director

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615.966.6084 (ext. 6084)

Sam Parnell

Sam Parnell

Head Resident

Sam obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations in 2004 and his Master of Arts in Christian Studies in 2007 from Lipscomb University. He is currently enrolled at Tennessee State University working towards an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration. Sam has worked in the Campus Life office at Lipscomb... [More]

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615.966.1635 (ext. 1635)

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Josh Roberts

Dean of Student Development

Josh Roberts is dedicated to ensuring that students at Lipscomb find themselves in the most developmentally appropriate environment to make the transition from young adulthood to adulthood. Lipscomb takes an active role in student development by engaging with students to discover their created purpose and equip them for service as... [More]

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615.966.6054 (ext. 6054)

Laurie Sain

Laurie Sain

Head Resident

Laurie has been a part residence life team for eleven years and the Residence Hall Director for Fanning Hall for the past six years. She graduated from Lipscomb University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2008. Laurie and her husband Aaron have been married for 23 years and have... [More]

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615.966.1181 (ext. 1181)

Keela Smith

Keela Smith

Assistant Campus Minister

Keela graduated in May 2011 from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Keela joined the Campus Ministry team full-time in May, after working part-time as a Senior. Keela is the Chapel Coordinator and plans to pursue her Masters. [More]

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615.966.7604 (ext. 7604)

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Dean of Student Life

Prior to his work as the Associate Dean of Campus Life, Smith served as the Chapel Coordinator, Assistant Head Resident of High Rise, and Head Resident of Sewell Hall. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in Biblical studies from Lipscomb University and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Union... [More]

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615.966.5155 (ext. 5155)

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Head Resident

Mike Smith has been the Residence Hall Director for High Rise Hall since Fall of 2000. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 1982 and received his MBA in 2004. Mike and his wife Susan have been married for 27 years and have two grown sons Seth and Nathan. Mike and... [More]

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615.966.1331 (ext. 1331)

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele

Asst Dean of Intercultural Aff

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615.966.5210 (ext. 5210)

Monica Wentworth

Monica Wentworth

Director, Career Center

Monica has a Masters of Education and Bachelors degree in Finance from Lipscomb. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential by focusing on their professional development. In the CDC, she works to connect students to employers and assist employers in their hiring needs. She has also worked... [More]

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615.966.6296 (ext. 6296)

Allison West

Allison West

Career Development Coordinator

Allison serves as the Career Development Coordinator. After graduating from Lipscomb University in 2003, she continued her education and received a Master's degree of Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor while seeing clients at AGAPE. She believes in the importance of... [More]

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615.966.6295 (ext. 6295)

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Head Resident

Jonathan graduated in May 2011 from Lipscomb University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a minor in biology. As a student he competed four years in cross country and track and worked as a Resident Assistant from August 2008 - May 2011. Being a Resident Assistant in Sewell... [More]

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