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Lowry formally installed as Lipscomb president

From staff reports The Christian ChronicleL. Randolph Lowry III formally took office as Lipscomb University’s 17th president during installation ceremonies Wednesday.

Delegates from more than 80colleges and universities as well as faculty of Lipscomb University and DavidLipscomb Campus School participated in the ceremony, which featured chargesfrom Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell, Mike Adams, president of the University ofGeorgia; Prentice Meador Jr., senior minister at Prestoncrest Church of Christin Dallas; Bob Wood, managing partner at Boult Cummings Conners and Berry; ValPrill, Dean of Lipscomb’s College of Arts and Humanities; Randi Johnson,president of the Lipscomb student government association; and LarryBridgesmith, friend of the Lowry family and partner at Waller, Lansden, Dortchand Davis. During the ceremony, Hilton Dean, chairman of the LipscombUniversity Board of Trustees, officially invested Lowry as the president of Lipscomb.
“Awakening the Spirit” wasthe theme of Lowry’s inaugural address.
“There is a spirit of renewaland a spirit of awakening here at Lipscomb. Awakenings can be invigorating,”said Lowry.
In it, Lowry noted five mainareas in which he believes Lipscomb should focus during this time of awakening.

“It is easy to be here and be comfortable doingwhat we’re doing,” Lowry said. “But we do not need to be isolated. We havesomething important to say, knowledge to share. This city is our campus andthis world is our classroom.”

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