Inauguration Celebration:
Nov. 4-5, 2021

The inauguration celebration for the inauguration of Belmont President Dr. L. Gregory Jones is set for Nov. 4-5. Click the buttons below for details!

Introducing Dr. Greg Jones and Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones

On Feb. 1, 2021, Belmont University named Dr. L. Gregory Jones, longtime dean of Duke Divinity School, as its next president, effective June 1. Known for his entrepreneurial leadership and fundraising ability, Jones served as dean of Duke Divinity School from 1997-2010 and again from 2018 to the present. Between 2010 and 2018, he served in a variety of roles, including vice president and vice provost for global strategy at Duke University and also as provost and executive vice president of Baylor University. Dr. Jones is married to the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, Belmont’s new First Lady, who has served as a campus minister, a local church pastor and as a senior administrator at Duke Divinity School.

The Inaugural Year:
Let Hope Abound

Dr. Jones began his presidency June 1, communicating with campus and the broader community his vision for Belmont to ‘Let Hope Abound,’ which includes a commitment to five ways of being: Hope Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge Building.

Learn more about what it means to Let Hope Abound through our video series.

Latest News & Updates

Rendering of proposed building for Frist College of Medicine

KFF Provides Grant to Support New Initiative

Future students will benefit from a $2.15 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation to support a new initiative embedding “Character, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Purpose” into Belmont’s curriculum.

Amy Crook and Sarah Cates

Dr. Jones Expands Senior Leadership Team

On his second day in office, Dr. L. Gregory Jones announced two additions to his Senior Leadership team with the appointments of Dr. Amy Crook and Sarah Cates as vice presidents.

Dr. Jones Casts Vision to Let Hope Abound

Dr. and Rev. Jones hit the ground running on June 1 with a full schedule of conversations with campus, community, civic and church leaders across Nashville.