Origin of university presidents’ statement highlights “special” role of leadership against English Only

Belmont University President Bob Fisher

Belmont University President Bob Fisher

“Sometimes you have to encourage people to think again about something that might seem right on its face, but on closer examination is not.”

The Tennessean reports that Belmont University president Bob Fisher came up with the idea of a joint letter to the editor authored by local university presidents.  The resulting joint statement was published today by the Tennessean.

In the story describing the origins of the statement, Fisher describes as “special” his role within the university community:

“More and more, we view our jobs as being CEOs of the university, but when you do that, it’s like a pastor seeing himself as CEO of his church,” Fisher said. “When you do that, you give up some of the special stuff that goes with being part of a university community.”

Lipscomb University President L. Randolph Lowry

Lipscomb University President L. Randolph Lowry

Lipscomb president L. Randolph Lowry echoed the importance of leadership on this and other issues:

“Sometimes you have to encourage people to think again about something that might seem right on its face, but on closer examination is not.”

Read the full Tennessean story here.

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