Harold H. Hazelip devoted his life to preaching and Christian education.
From the earliest days of his dual careers in ministry and education, Hazelip had a profound impact on the lives of thousands.
Hazelip, who served as president of Lipscomb University, which is associated with Churches of Christ, from September 1986 to May 1997, died Sept. 21. He was 92.
The university’s leaders remember Hazelip for his gentle spirit, deep faith and huge influence.
“We mourn the loss of someone who has had a tremendous impact on the Lipscomb community — from starting our study abroad program to adding academic accreditations to leading our first master’s degrees at Lipscomb,” Lipscomb President Candice McQueen said. “And, personally, Dr. Hazelip will always be ‘my president’ as I was blessed to be a Lipscomb student under his outstanding leadership.
“He led with quiet confidence and a strong vision for an academically advancing university,” McQueen added. “In my first year serving as Lipscomb president, he has been a friend, a supporter and encourager. His wise words — whether speaking as a leader, a Bible teacher, a minister or a mentor — will forever be with me.”
Read the full obituary by Kim Chaudoin.