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Belmont University | Belief in Something Greater

Office of the President

Message From the President

When I came to this University in 2000, I instinctively knew there was something special about this place, and over the past 15 years I’ve discovered more and more about Belmont’s unique and exceptional culture. I’ve been inspired by the people of Belmont—both past and present—and their steady belief in the promise tomorrow holds, belief in the transformative power of education, belief in a God who gives our lives hope and purpose… Quite simply, the Belmont culture reflects a “Belief in Something Greater.”

During academic year 2015-16, Belmont will be celebrating its 1890 founding and the astounding 125 years we’ve had since, and our theme for this season is “Belief in Something Greater.” It’s a phrase that not only aptly reflects our past but also represents our present and future as well. A Belmont education focuses on how we can be life-long learners, how our experiences and studies can be a lens to magnify the shaping of the individual, the community and the world.

Most importantly, we believe that God has—and is—blessing Belmont in a most extraordinary fashion. That “Belief in Something Greater” drives our desire to provide a transformative education for the next generation of leaders. I hope it's a theme that will encourage you as we partner together to make Belmont one of America’s great universities for the next 125 years.

- Robert C. (Bob) Fisher