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.”

L. Gregory Jones on Belmont's campus

Meet Greg

A celebrated speaker, author, educator and business leader, Dr. Greg Jones believes in supporting communities through hope-inspired leadership and instilling a sense of purpose and entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation. He is dedicated to collaborative bridge-building across diverse perspectives and seeks to leverage his work as a University President to form leaders of character who are committed to helping people and communities flourish.

He speaks all throughout the Middle Tennessee area and beyond on a variety of related topics and is excited about his work across campus and throughout the Nashville community. 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.

Greg’s Writings

Attend the Hope Summit: Time to Dream Together

Attend the Hope Summit: Time to Dream Together

Belmont University’s strategic visioning process for 2030 is well underway, and I’m grateful to each member of our community for their efforts in accomplishing this work together.  One important way to continue our efforts toward impacting the lives of others is...

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Renewing Our Commitment to Interdependence

Renewing Our Commitment to Interdependence

At Belmont University, we take our trees seriously. As a designated arboretum situated just two miles from downtown Nashville, we make a concerted effort to protect these life-giving organisms, which provide a canopy for our community and sanctuary for local wildlife....

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Latest News & Updates

Greg and Susan Jones

Belmont President Greg Jones Honors Wife with Creation of Susan Pendleton Jones Endowment

The endowed fund will be used to support first generation college students through scholarships. There is a special focus on students coming to Belmont from community college experiences, honoring Susan’s mother’s journey late in life of attending and graduating from community college herself.

Photo of Milton and Denice Johnson

Milton and Denice Johnson Donate $10 Million to the Newly Established Thomas F. Frist, Jr. College of Medicine

Belmont Board of Trustees Chair, alumnus and retired HCA Healthcare Chairman and CEO Milton Johnson and his wife Denice announced a $10 million gift to Belmont’s newly established Thomas F. Frist, Jr. College of Medicine.

Dr. Greg Jones meets Current Bridges Student Antionedra Maupin and her mother

Bridges to Belmont Initiative Expanding to 10 Metro High Schools

Belmont University and Metro Nashville Public Schools partner for full scholarship pathways to Belmont degrees for high-need, high-performing Nashville students