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Board of Trustees

Decisions, decisions, decisions. That’s what Lipscomb’s Board of Trustees pray over, consider and discuss, and ultimately implement for the best interests of all who are part of our university.

Our team of esteemed decision-makers is led by Richard G. Cowart, a prominent Nashville attorney and the new chair of Lipscomb University's Board of Trustees. With a strong connection to the university as an alumnus and years of service on the board, Cowart's leadership and commitment have been instrumental in shaping Lipscomb's path to excellence. Get acquainted with the exceptional individuals who serve alongside him as trustees, as they collectively steer the university towards a brighter future.

Lipscomb University’s Board of Trustees

Michael F. Adams, Athens, GA
Buddy Bell, Montgomery, AL
Ernie Clevenger, Brentwood, TN
Gerald Coggin, Vice Chair; Murfreesboro, TN
Richard G. Cowart, Chair; Franklin, TN
Morgan W. Davis, Newport Beach, CA
Mitch Edgeworth, Brentwood, TN
Tony Giarratana, Franklin, TN
James Griffith, Tucson, AZ
Bart Harper, Franklin, TN
Bennie Harris, Treasurer; Dunwoody, GA
Van Henley, Colleyville, TX
Shane Hooper, Shelbyville, TN
Ronnie Hunter, Nashville, TN

Tom Ingram, Nashville, TN
Terry Koonce, Montgomery, TX
Mark Lanier,  Houston, TX
John Little, Knoxville, TN
Billy Long, Madison, MS
Jeff McGruder, Brentwood, TN
Candice McQueen, Ex Officio; Nashville, TN
Sue Nokes, Gallatin, TN
Phil Pfeffer, Nashville, TN
Dr. Lisa Piercey, Secretary; Milan, TN
Vicki Sensing Smith, Brentwood, TN
David L. Solomon, Brentwood, TN
Neika Stephens, Nashville, TN