Greg’s Writings

2023 President’s Report

2023 President’s Report

2023 was a year of incredible milestones at Belmont University. Achievements throughout this season were cultivated through traditioned innovation, an approach that builds on the best of our past and then gets expressed in creative, transformational action.

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The Power of Travel to Transform

The Power of Travel to Transform

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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Refuge in Melodies —  Facing Challenges with Songs of Praise

Refuge in Melodies — Facing Challenges with Songs of Praise

By Greg Jones “Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” -...

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Stories That Shape Us: Transformation through Storytelling

Stories That Shape Us: Transformation through Storytelling

Storytelling is about creating shared experiences that first connect us to one another and then to the world. Stories set a foundation for culture and identity, bringing people together in new ways that spur inspiration and action. As we consider social problems that require massive effort to address, we still start with reaching one other person.

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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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