a word from the president

It’s time. With those words, I shared in November with our Board of Trustees my intent to retire in May. My wife Judy and I have been incredibly blessed to be at Belmont these past two decades. What has been accomplished by our leadership team, our staff, our faculty and especially our students during our time here has exceeded anything we could have imagined. Judy and I feel so fortunate to have been involved.

Of course, nothing should surprise me as Belmont has long defied the odds to achieve the unexpected. In fact, this entire issue of Circle represents a perfect example of what the people of Belmont University can do when they work together. I dare you to name one other institution in the country that could successfully tackle a pandemic response, hybrid learning, a historic presidential debate and the launch of a medical school all in the same semester. It’s truly extraordinary. 

Between College of Medicine planning, construction projects and preparing for the Spring semester as well as the incoming Fall 2021 class, I have plenty to keep me and our leadership team busy for the next six months. Yet even as I ponder new opportunities to serve in my post-Belmont life, I’m already excited to see what the future holds for this campus. Based on the dedication and unwavering commitment to our students I see on a daily basis, it’s easy to anticipate Belmont’s best days are ahead.

Best regards,

Be Well,

Bob Fisher