Greg Jones, President of Belmont University

L. Gregory Jones is President of Belmont University, a position he has held since June 1, 2021. He was educated at the University of Denver (B.A. and M.P.A) and Duke University (M.Div. and Ph.D.). He is committed to serving in the Nashville and middle Tennessee region to strengthen partnerships and cultivating flourishing across the region.

Greg previously served in a variety of roles at Duke University including Dean of the Duke Divinity School, Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Programs, and also as Provost and Executive Vice President of Baylor University.  He has also served in strategic advisory roles with several foundations. He is the author or editor of 19 books, and authored more than 200 essays/articles. He is known for books on forgiveness, Christian leadership, and social innovation.

Greg is known as a leader and strategist whose creative engagement has helped institutions across the world and in local communities to create transformational resource models. Greg’s global imagination has guided business, education, and religious leaders in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. Greg has a particular gift for incubating talent, ideas, and networks across disciplines and sectors. He is passionate about re-shaping cultures within and across organizations and coined the term ‘traditioned innovation’ to capture how he re-frames complex challenges to seize significant opportunities. He is known for an entrepreneurial mindset as well as emphases on character and purpose in higher education.

Greg serves on the boards of the John Templeton Foundation, the McDonald Agape Foundation, and the India Collective. He is an ordained United Methodist pastor. He is married to The Reverend Dr. Susan Pendleton Jones, also a United Methodist minister who currently serves in a variety of capacities at Belmont and in Nashville.


Jun 14 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Patron Platinum Club
501 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 United States

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