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

The Importance of Peer Mentorship in Wellness Programming

The Importance of Peer Mentorship in Wellness Programming

By Adam Pace, Pathway 3 Catalyst & Director of Be Well BU An integrative approach to health and well-being encompasses far more than someone’s physical health and is vitally important to the student experience. College is a time where many students form lifelong...

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Agents of Hope

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: Agents of Hope

Organizations and institutions of higher learning must commit to taking actionable steps towards diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, with the understanding that memorializing and even acknowledging the past is incomplete without changing the way we approach our present and our future.  

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It’s a Team Sport

It’s a Team Sport

Unleashing creativity and innovation for regions to thrive In late October, Belmont hosted our inaugural Hope Summit—a 3-day event focused on unleashing creativity and innovation for regions to thrive. We welcomed hundreds of people interested in this...

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Latest News & Updates

A Day to Dream: Fall Festival to finish up the Hope Summit at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, October 25, 2022. Photo by Sam Simpkins

Typology Podcast: Letting Hope Abound with Dr. Greg Jones, President of Belmont University (Type 3)

What an insightful conversation with Ian Morgan Cron on his Enneagram podcast, “Typology.” Take a listen.

Dr. Greg Jones

Believers and doers: A faith-focused approach to social innovation (Religion News Service)

(RNS) — As followers of Jesus, Christians believe in a God who is compassionate and who has created humans in his image — designed for flourishing. By interacting with people of all faiths, and no faith, we Christians are presented with the opportunity to display what faith in action looks like.

Balloons drop on the new Bruin class of 2026 at Matriculation on Sunday, August 21 in the Curb Event Center Arena.

Embrace joy and build a hopeful future propelled by gratitude (The Tennessean)

Joy is hard to find without gratitude for the past. These virtues — gratitude, joy and hope — build upon each other and can carry us through the peaks and valleys of our lives.