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

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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Latest News & Updates

Dr. Greg Jones

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.

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

Let Hope Abound with Greg Jones, Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder Podcast

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.

campus lawn and buildings

Christian Post: Helping your college student rediscover hope

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.