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Ray Eldridge

Ray Eldridge 

College of Business

Dean, College of Business


A leadership practitioner and educator. Previous experience in academia includes Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Management at Lipscomb University, Dean of the Freed-Hardeman University School of Business and Department Chair at Syracuse University.

He has experience as a career U.S. Army officer leading at the platoon, company and battalion level, serving throughout the United States and on numerous worldwide deployments.

Recent experience includes serving as an Examiner for the Malcom Baldrige National Quality Award, Senior Examiner for the TN Center for Performance Excellence, and he is a Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence (CQM/OE)

He served as Chair for the ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Board of Commissioners and as a member of the Accreditation Governance Board. He is a graduate of Leadership Franklin and Leadership Middle TN.

His education includes a doctorate degree, two master's degrees, a diploma from the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and an undergraduate degree from The Citadel.