Dr. Candice McQueen is the 18th president.
Dr. Candice McQueen
Before stepping into her role as Lipscomb's president, Dr. McQueen served as Tennessee commissioner of education under former Gov. Bill Haslam and most recently as CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching. Before becoming the state’s top education official, McQueen served Lipscomb University as senior vice president and dean of the university’s College of Education.
McQueen has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lipscomb University, a Master of Education in school administration from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in curriculum studies from the University of Texas.
"I’m thrilled to be part of this community again and to serve and to partner with you as we continue to be a light and a beacon to all of those around us." — Dr. Candice McQueen
"As a leader, you’ve got to live in three time zones simultaneously, the past, the present, and the future. Everything you do has got to honor the past, deliver in the present, set the table for a more prosperous future. And as you think that way, that’s why trust building becomes mission-critical." — Former Campbell Soup CEO, Doug Conant