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Bob Fisher

President, Belmont University

Dr. Bob Fisher serves as President of Belmont University, a position he has held since April 2000. During his tenure the University’s enrollment has more than doubled to 7,400+ students while the campus itself has expanded significantly with the addition of more than $500 million in renovations and campus construction. Active in his community, Dr. Fisher has served in numerous volunteer roles with such organizations as Alignment Nashville, the Nashville Public Education Foundation and the PENCIL Foundation. A past chair of the Greater Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Nashville, participates in Nashville’s Agenda and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Nashville. Dr. Fisher is co-author of Real Dream Teams, a book on team leadership, and Life Is a Gift, a collection of interviews and lessons learned from 104 terminally ill patients. He has also published numerous articles on management and leadership as well as consulted with a wide variety of organizations on human resource and strategic planning issues, including Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Alltel, Arkla Gas and the U.S. Department of Transportation, among others. Dr. Fisher has served in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a Fulbright Scholar conducting research and consulting with the National Institute of Public Administration, and was a keynote speaker at the Arabian Society for Human Resource Management Conference in Bahrain.