Feb 01, 2023  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Leadership and Public Service


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Steve Joiner, Dean 
Michelle Steele, Associate Dean of Academics

Mission Statement: The Lipscomb University College of Leadership and Public Service engages, equips, and empowers those who strive to serve the common good. We seek to embody and share skills, principles, and practices of service, collaboration, intellectual rigor, informed inquiry, disruption, and bold action. We live in the hope of contributing to the beloved community by serving justice, diversity, sustainability, and the respectful and equitable inclusion and treatment of all. ​

The College of Leadership and Public Service (CLPS) provides a “theory to practice” approach to graduate and undergraduate education through the Institutes and the School of Public Policy. Growing out of the belief that leadership and service must integrate outstanding education with engagement in community this College is a national leader in connecting education to practice for its students. The College includes:

  • Department of Environmental and Sustainability Science
  • Department of Urban Studies
  • Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice and Society
  • Institute for Conflict Management (graduate)
  • Institute for Sustainable Practice (graduate)
  • School of Public Policy (graduate)

These degrees will model the highest standards of professional practice, public service and community engagement while combining these experiences with the specific skill sets and theoretical foundations of each of the disciplines represented in the college.

In addition to outstanding educational and engagement opportunities, the College of Leadership and Public Service offers programs featuring national and international leaders related to the work of the College.

This creative engagement approach to graduate and undergraduate education establishes these programs and majors as national leaders in their respective fields. 

Institute for Law, Justice and Society

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Institute for Sustainable Practice

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Urban Studies

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