Welcome Home Team

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Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s “Welcome Home” initiative was established by senior leadership to support the university’s goal of becoming increasingly more diverse and broadly reflective of our local and global communities. The Welcome Home team meets regularly to explore initiatives and plan strategies to create a culture of inclusion; to ensure learning experiences that enable students to gain strong intercultural competencies; and to actively and intentionally recruit diverse faculty, staff and students. Through the efforts of this group, Belmont will strive to become a model for creating and sustaining a culture of racial and ethnic diversity while producing a welcoming environment for all.Belmont students, faculty and staff participate on the Welcome Home team which serves in an advisory capacity to senior leadership and is chaired by Vice President and Chief of Staff, Dr. Susan West.

Learn more about the Welcome Home Team's Tier One and ongoing initiatives here.

Welcome Home Team Members

• Susan West, VP & Chief of Staff/Chair
• Joanna Adkisson, Student Representative
• Deborah Baruzzini, Human Resources/ Staff Representative
• Colin Cannonier, College of Business Administration/ Faculty Representative 
• Amy Coles, Student Affairs/ Staff Representative
• Ruby Dunlap, School of Nursing/ Faculty Representative
• Gary Hunter, Telecommunications Office/ Staff Representative
• Phil Johnston, College of Pharmacy/ Faculty Representative
• Steven Martin, Admissions/ Staff Representative
• Sally McKay, Human Resources/ Staff Representative
• David Mee, Enrollment Services/ Staff Representative
• Annie Mitchell, University Marketing and Special Initiatives/ Staff Representative
• Greg Pillon, Office of Communications/ Staff Representative
• Cheryl Slay, College of Entertainment and Music Business/ Faculty Representative
• Pat Smedley, Student Financial Services/ Staff Representative
• Joyce Searcy, Community Relations/Staff Representative




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