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Strategic Planning Committees

Two committees will lead the strategic planning work for the S.O.A.R. analysis and development of key areas of the strategic plan.

The Steering Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee represent all areas of the Lipscomb community—university leaders, faculty, staff, students, board members and alumni. Together, these individuals will provide leadership and support for a robust planning process.

Steering Committee

Composed of more than 50 members of the Lipscomb community, the Steering Committee includes a range of key university leaders, faculty of various ranks, students and other key constituencies such as alumni. This committee will develop key elements of the plan through work accomplished in a series of four retreats, and members will also work in subcommittees to develop planning ideas between these retreats. These subcommittees will focus on developing and refining details in the plan including strategies, tactics and measures.


Ad Hoc Committee

This group of nearly 40 university leaders, faculty staff and students will examine emerging changes in higher education and analyze their implications for Lipscomb University. This process will focus on a S.O.A.R. analysis of the university’s strengths, opportunities, aspirations and the results we collectively seek.

  • Johnathan Akin, Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Ron Anderson, Associate Vice President, Student Financial Services
  • Beki Baker, Chair, Theater Department
  • Randy Bouldin, Vice Provost, Academics
  • Lee Camp, Professor, Theology and Ethics
  • Tom Campbell, Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • Kirsten Dodson, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • David Elrod, Dean, College of Engineering
  • Carson Freund, President's Student Advisory Council
  • Dodd Galbreath, Director, Institute for Sustainable Practice
  • Chelsia Harris, Executive Director, School of Nursing 
  • Trace Hebert, Interim Dean, College of Education
  • Ellie Holohan, President's Student Advisory Council
  • Joe Ivey, Professor, College of Business
  • Steve Joiner, Dean, College of Leadership & Public Service
  • Katie Link, Lecturer, Math & Faculty Senate
  • Sam Lynn, Director, Veteran Services
  • Grace Ann Miller, Associate Athletic Director for Academics
  • Emily Mofield, Assistant Professor, Education, Doctor of Education Program & Faculty Senate
  • DeAndrea Witherspoon Nash, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Hope Nordstrom, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Steve Nordstrom, Dean, School of Computing
  • Stephen Opoku-Duah, Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Frank Osteen, Director of Graduate Enrollment, College of Leadership & Public Service
  • Charlotte Poling, Assistant Dean, Advancement
  • Cecelia Ramsey, Lecturer, Foreign Languages
  • Julio Rivas, Associate Professor, Finance
  • Scott Sager, Vice President, Church Services
  • Paul Stovall, Director, Center for Estate and Gift Planning
  • Kathy Thurman, Administrative Assistant, Communications Department
  • Candace Williams, Director of Community Life, Office of Intercultural Development & Student Organizations