now that you ask forum: L. Randolph Lowry

now that you ask forum: L. Randolph Lowry is in the past.

Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership presents:

now that you ask… A Conversation Series
hosted by Tom Ingram

with special guest Dr. L Randolph Lowry
President, Lipscomb University

Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. Shamblin Theatre
The event is free and open to the public.


Since taking office as Lipscomb University’s 17th president on Sept. 26, 2005, connecting the university to the Nashville community has been a hallmark of Lowry’s presidency. In September 2005, Lowry proposed Lipscomb 2010, a $54 million plan to dramatically advance Lipscomb's academic programs and to invest in new campus facilities. Under Lowry’s leadership, the university has experienced an 82-percent enrollment growth, hired 188 full-time faculty and has risen through the U.S. News & World Report rankings to an all-time high of 18th.


For more than 20 years, Lowry has been one of the nation’s leaders in the dispute resolution field.  He founded the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, which has been named the number one graduate program of its kind for nine consecutive years, achieving the number one ranking by U.S. News & World Report 12 out of the last 17 years. 

Lowry has been featured on CNN, in Bloomberg Businessweek, Huffington Post, Washington Monthly, and in a variety of national media outlets as a conflict management expert.

Beyond academics, Lowry is heavily involved in the Nashville community. He is a member of the Agenda for Nashville's Future, the Rotary Club of Nashville and the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s executive committee. He co-chaired the Nashville Mayor’s Green Ribbon Committee, and he serves on the boards of a variety of community organizations including United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the American Heart Association and the leadership council for the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership. He was a member of the 2007 class of Leadership Nashville.

About now that you ask...

The now that you ask… conversation series is hosted by Tom Ingram, the man called the “most influential person in Tennessee politics who does not hold elected office.” The series brings Ingram’s bipartisan, common sense approach to government and politics straight to the table with discussions and debates featuring guests from across the business and political worlds.

The previous editions of now that you ask… have featured one-on-ones with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam; John Seigenthaler, a leader in American journalism and politics; Beth Harwell, Tennessee’s first female Speaker of the House; Loucas George, then-producer of the ABC show “Nashville,” and David Keene, opinion editor for the Washington Times and former chairman of the American Conservative Union.

For more information visit or call the Institute for Civic Leadership at 615.966.6155.