Student Life Deans & Staff

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Andrea Breland

Andrea Breland

Housing Coordinator & Assistant to the Dean of Student Life

Contact via email
615.966.6062 (ext. 6062)

Steve Davidson

Steve Davidson

Associate Dean of Student Life
Senior Campus Minister

Contact via email
615.966.6280 (ext. 6280)

Dolly DeLong

Dolly DeLong

Senior Admissions Counselor
Program Coordinator, Office of Intercultural Development

Originally from Bozeman, Montana, Dolly DeLong graduated from Harding University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and two minors in Health and Bible. She moved to Nashville after college to pursue a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Lipscomb University. After completion of her Graduate work in... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.6151 (ext. 6151)

Kyle Dickerson

Kyle Dickerson

Director of Campus Recreation

Contact via email
615.966.1648 (ext. 1648)

Cyrus Eaton

Cyrus Eaton

Director of the Joshua Project
Male Campus Minister

Contact via email
615.966.1179 (ext. 1179)

Nicole Eaton

Nicole Eaton

Women's Campus Minister

Contact via email
615.966.1797 (ext. 1797)

Bryan Flanery

Bryan Flanery

Outreach Coordinator

Bryan Flanery is the Veteran Services outreach coordinator. As such, Flanery frequently attends recruiting events, builds community-networking opportunities. In addition to his military career, Flanery was the outreach coordinator at “Reboot” Combat Recovery where he was recognized as the 2015 Nashville Business Journal’s top veteran for his outreach and impact... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.1058 (ext. 1058)

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Donna Harris

NE Coordinator

Contact via email
615.966.6300 (ext. 6300)

Charlie Jackson

Charlie Jackson

Veteran Programs Coordinator

Charlie Jackson is an Army veteran who spent six years active duty service with the 160th SOAR(A). He earned his undergraduate degree in business from Lipscomb University and is currently finishing his master’s degree in strategic leadership. As the Veteran Services program coordinator, Jackson plans a number of seminars and... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.1870 (ext. 1870)

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Teresa Mason

Administrative Assistant

Contact via email
615.966.6284 (ext. 6284)

Scott McDowell

Scott McDowell

Senior VP for Student Life

We know that the university experience includes much more than just classroom learning. Scott McDowell is passionate about creating meaningful opportunities for spiritual formation as well as a memorable campus life experience for students. As senior vice president for student life, McDowell oversees campus life, chapel, student activities, campus security... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.6057 (ext. 6057)

Kathy Meadows

Kathy Meadows

Executive Assistant of Student Life

Kathy’s is one of the first faces you see when you enter the Office of Student Life. She and her husband Phil met at Freed-Hardeman University where she received an undergraduate degree in Communications. She later attended Murray State in Kentucky and received a degree in Broadcasting. Kathy joined the... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.6057 (ext. 6057)

Hannah Meeks

Hannah Meeks

Head Resident

Hannah graduated from Colorado Christian University in May of 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Global Studies with an emphasis in Leadership Studies. During her time as an undergraduate student, she was involved in Residence Life as a Resident Assistant, worked on the Student Body Government and founded a... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.1003 (ext. 1003)

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Jessi Mestan

Residence Hall Director, Johnson Hall

Contact via email
615.966.1548 (ext. 1548)

Louis Nelms

Louis Nelms

Student Activities Director

Contact via email
615.966.6084 (ext. 6084)

Sam Parnell

Sam Parnell

Associate Dean of Student Life

Sam obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations in 2004 and his Masters of Arts in Christian Studies in 2007 from Lipscomb University. He is currently enrolled at Tennessee State University working towards an Ed. D. in Higher Education Administration. Sam has worked in the Student Life office at... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.1635 (ext. 1635)

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Kimberlyn Perkins

Residence Hall Director, Elam Hall

Contact via email
615.966.1003 (ext. 1003)

Josh Roberts

Josh Roberts

Dean of Student Development

Josh Roberts is dedicated to ensuring that students at Lipscomb find themselves in the most developmentally appropriate environment to make the transition from young adulthood to adulthood. Lipscomb takes an active role in student development by engaging with students to discover their created purpose and equip them for service as... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.6054 (ext. 6054)

Laurie Sain

Laurie Sain

Head Resident
Assistant Dean of Student Life

Laurie has been part of the Residence Life team for fifteen years and the Residence Hall Director of Fanning Hall for the past eleven years. She graduated from Lipscomb University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2008. Laurie and her husband, Aaron, have been married for 29 years. They... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.1181 (ext. 1181)

Tom Seals

Tom Seals

Professor of Biblical Practice
Veteran Chaplain

Tom teaches undergraduate Bible courses as well as Biblical ethics and textual studies. He received his BA in Biblical languages from Lipscomb in 1971, his M.T.S. degree from Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1976, and his D. Min. degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN, in 1999. In... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.6642 (ext. 6642)

Susan Silverman

Susan Silverman

VA Certifying Official

Contact via email
615.966.1117 (ext. 1117)

Keela Smith

Keela Smith

Associate Dean of Student Life

Keela graduated in May 2011 from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Keela joined the Campus Ministry team full-time in May, after working part-time as a Senior. Keela is the Chapel Coordinator and plans to pursue her Masters. [More]

Contact via email
615.966.7601 (ext. 7601)

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Dean of Student Life

Prior to his work as the Associate Dean of Campus Life, Smith served as the Chapel Coordinator, Assistant Head Resident of High Rise, and Head Resident of Sewell Hall. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in Biblical studies from Lipscomb University and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Union... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.5155 (ext. 5155)

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Head Resident

Mike Smith has been the Residence Hall Director for High Rise since fall of 2000. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 1982 and received his MBA in 2004. Mike and his wife, Susan, have been married for 32 years and have two grown sons, Seth and Nathan. Mike and Susan... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.1331 (ext. 1331)

Chad Staggs

Chad Staggs

Director of Veterans Services

Chad J. Staggs is the director of Veteran Services. Staggs oversees the office, as well as our veteran students’ personal, professional, academic and spiritual needs. Focused on the transitional process into the classroom Staggs facilitates, collaborates and provides key leadership connecting university faculty and staff in addition to community partnerships... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.5176 (ext. 5176)

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele

Assistant Dean of Intercultural Development

As Assistant Dean and Director of Intercultural Development at Lipscomb University, Lisa helps to prepare students academically, spiritually, socially, and professionally to impact purposeful change on campus and in the community as well as to become culturally competent leaders in an increasingly diverse world. Lisa works with students, faculty and... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.5210 (ext. 5210)

Monica Wentworth

Monica Wentworth

Director, Career Center

Monica has a Masters of Education and Bachelors degree in Finance from Lipscomb. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential by focusing on their professional development. In the CDC, she works to connect students to employers and assist employers in their hiring needs. She has also worked... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.6296 (ext. 6296)

Allison West

Allison West

Career Development Coord

Allison serves as the Career Development Coordinator. After graduating from Lipscomb University in 2003, she continued her education and received a Master's degree of Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor while seeing clients at AGAPE. She believes in the importance of... [More]

Contact via email
615.966.6295 (ext. 6295)

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Sewell Residence Hall Director

Jonathan joined the Residence Life team in June of 2011 after graduating from Lipscomb University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. While pursuing his degree, Jonathan represented Lipscomb as a student-athlete competing in both cross country and track and working as a Resident Assistant... [More]

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