Director Events Communication
Lydia Lenker serves as Director of Events and Community Engagement at Lipscomb's College of Leadership and Public Service. Previously, she served as managing director for the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership at Lipscomb. In addition to her duties with the college, Lenker, continues to oversee operations and programming at the Andrews Institute. Before coming to Lipscomb, Lenker served as press secretary to now former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen. Her public service followed a long career as a broadcast journalist in radio and television news. Before joining the Bredesen administration, Lenker worked as a political reporter and weekend anchor at CBS affiliate NewsChannel5 in Nashville. In 2001, she was honored to win an Emmy for “Best Weekend Newscast” in the Southeast region.