Return To Campus Plan
Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.Learn More
Challenge your thinking. Change the world.
Stretch your mind in a college designed for those who aspire to shape and practice a different approach to leadership and public service, built on a model of civil discourse, innovation and bold action.
Our faculty and coursework model the highest standards of professional practice, public service and community engagement while integrating valuable service-learning experiences tailored to the specific skill sets of each of the college's disciplines. You could study anything from policy to sustainability, taking strides towards making a difference locally and globally.
In addition to outstanding educational and engagement opportunities, the College of Leadership & Public Service offers several special programs featuring national and international leaders in the field. By engaging with some of the brightest minds of today, you will gain perspective that will develop you into a pacesetter for tomorrow.
Training programs remain central to programming from the institutes within the College of Leadership and Public Service. The following are just some of the programs the college offers:
The college will also serve the region and nation through creative programming that will engage people and organizations in professional development and collaborative conversation. Government and public service leaders will find a safe environment for difficult conversations. Experts in collaboration, public policy and conflict management will lead conversation on the most difficult challenges society faces. Specific programs, such as Legacy Leaders and Innovation Labs, will bring the most experienced and brightest minds to the table serving the public good and making government work.
Currently, the institutes have a national reputation for bringing varied disciplines around common problems in community and government life. Those opportunities will be expanded around contemporary social issues, partnering with national leaders who bring their perspectives to the issues at hand. There will be at least four recurring events annually: the continued hosting of the Southeast Conference on Conflict Management, a year-long series of collaborative conversations around a specific community issue, an annual milestone event and/or symposium around a topic of national import and an annual lecture series devoted specifically to critical current issues.