Jimmie L. Handley Jr is 20-year veteran of the United States Army. As a retired senior non-commissioned officer, Handley brings a diverse scope of experience the Lipscomb community and the veteran family. He earned his undergraduate degree in business at Lipscomb University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Divinity.
As the Veteran Program Coordinator, Handley is responsible for promoting and ensuring academic, professional and spiritual growth among veteran students. This is accomplished through events encouraging integration into academic life, providing enhanced academic support and faculty and staff training on veteran-specific issues. Additionally, he has a strategic focus on increasing job placement and employment opportunities for veteran students through career development training sessions, as well as enhanced relationship building with corporate partners interested in offering internships and jobs to veterans.