Dr. L. Gregory Jones
President of Belmont University
“Our aspirations for the next decade are limited only by our imagination.
We want to be a university that aspires to big dreams–God-sized dreams. Dreams that can transform lives.”
Change is the only constant thread that weaves through our timelines, and by embracing it, we can find the strength and inspiration to embrace – and even drive – positive change in our communities and beyond.
Universities are more than hubs of knowledge and research; they are crucibles where dreams and identities take shape. In an era where people seek deeper meaning and purpose in their studies, work and lives, students are uniquely positioned to embark on this profound journey fully as they enter college.
My wife Susan and I recently returned from a trip to Italy with the Belmont’s Women’s Basketball Team as they traveled for a mix of basketball games and a taste of European culture.
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Breathing with double lungs: How higher education can thrive in a changing market (University Business)
Breathing with two lungs helps humans thrive. While people can function on one lung, they will not work at full capacity. Reaching their full potential becomes a challenge. Developing our second lung, however, allows us to breathe deeper with greater efficiency and endurance. Higher education is at a crossroads that demands immediate action: We must innovate with new revenue streams or face the adverse effects of an impending enrollment cliff.
A celebrated speaker, author, educator and business leader, Greg believes in supporting communities through hope-inspired leadership and instilling a sense of purpose and entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation. Under Greg’s leadership, Belmont is furthering its efforts to become the leading Christ-centered University in the world, radically championing the pursuit of life abundant for all people.
Our students need to know they can help inspire beauty, love and hope in others through their resilience. Teaching them to recognize their own inner strength is an important way to help them find happiness within and also understand the power of hope for those around them.
Through their resilience, hope can be shared with the world in meaningful and lasting ways.