Launched in September 2018, LBAC connects black alumni, students, faculty, staff and others committed to diversity, inclusion and participation in the life of Lipscomb University. The council will focus on programming that supports black students and alumni to help strengthen their faith; excel in academic, social and cultural endeavors; acquire life skills required to successfully transition from college to life post-college; and develop networks that contribute to education and career advancement.

Read the LBAC Launch News Release (9/18/2018)

"The Gathering" video with Bruce Bowers and Ted Jamison (2/20/2018)

LBAC Founding Members

  • Patricia Shearry Bethel (’72) of Chattanooga
  • Bruce Bowers (’72) of Hermitage
  • Ted Jamison (’72) of White’s Creek
  • Renita J. Cobb (’73) of Leighton, Alabama
  • Dennis Bruce Gamble (’78) of Douglasville, Georgia
  • Dorcas Wiley Curry (’82) of Nashville
  • Franchel Daniel Shorkey (’01) of Plano, Texas
  • T.J. Ojehomon (’14) of Antioch
  • April Terry (’15) of Nashville