Brittany T. Paschall named first dean of intercultural development
“As an institution, we aren’t afraid to ask questions about our direction, and Brittany is willing to partner with us to take the necessary steps to achieve our goals,” stated Bruce.
Amanda Price |
Lipscomb Academy is proud to announce that Brittany T. Paschall has been hired as dean of intercultural development. Paschall received her Bachelor of Science in sociology from Grand Canyon University and is a candidate for Master of Divinity at Lipscomb University. She currently serves as program coordinator for Lipscomb University’s ENGAGE Youth Theology Initiative.
“We want Lipscomb Academy to be more representative of the world we live in and earnestly have been seeking a dean to guide our faculty, staff, students and parents in celebrating diversity,” said Lisa Bruce, associate head of school for academics.
“Intercultural development is needed, because we are preparing students to go on to a post-secondary world that is diverse and ever-changing. More importantly, though, we are preparing students for a life of Christian service. Diversity is integral to every part of Christian mission. I’m excited to partner with the Lipscomb Academy family to move toward a community that is more reflective of the kingdom of God,” stated Paschall.
“We are really excited about the host of experience that Brittany brings. She is energetic and ready to collaborate with our faculty and staff and has an articulate voice for modern day diversity. As an institution, we aren’t afraid to ask questions about our direction, and Brittany is willing to partner with us to take the necessary steps to achieve our goals,” stated Bruce.
“My vision is to combine my variety of experience in diversity, inclusion and equity with my passion for gospel-centered communities in which all students, teachers and parents are welcomed as their full selves. My top priority in the 2019-2020 academic year will be the creation of clear school culture metrics, increase cultural humility and the establishment of a student diversity committee,” said Paschall.
Paschall was named a 2017-2018 National ELLA Fellow with the Sadie Nash Leadership Development Project. Her fellowship project: Nashville’s Daughters engages Young Women of Color through mentoring (femtoring), historical exploration, social-emotional learning and social action. Paschall is also an alumnus of the 2018 Millennial Leaders Project of Union Theological Seminary and Faith Matters Network’s Public Theology and Racial Justice Cohort.
Paschall starts in her new role on August 1.