Lipscomb University to open satellite location downtown
Lipscomb University on Tuesday will announce plans to open a 20,100-square-foot satellite office in downtown Nashville that will house classrooms, administrative offices and event space.
The space, which is located at the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Commerce Street, is across the street from the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. and blocks away from Legislative Plaza and the Historic Metro Courthouse. It represents a continued investment in the university's new College of Leadership and Public Service.
Leaders at Lipscomb hope the location will be attractive to perspective graduate students who work in state and local government. Mayor Megan Barry will be on hand to help unveil artistic renderings and discuss plans for the space.
"Really what we're bringing downtown is a leadership resource," said John Lowry, Lipscomb's vice president for development and external affairs who will oversee the site. "We are looking to build leaders."
Lowry said that leaders chose the location based on its proximity to key government offices as well as the Gulch, Germantown and East Nashville.
Among other things, the university plans to host classes for the business administration master's program and the leadership college's public service master's program. There will also be space for professional development, special events and an office that works with professionals who want to pursue higher education.