About Us

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Welcome service members, veterans and dependents,

I am so excited you are considering Lipscomb University to fulfill your educational goals! Your sacrifice and service to our country is not only appreciated, but its not forgotten here at Lipscomb. You have many choices when looking to pursue an education. We understand the stress, time and energy you exhaust.

We also understand the challenges of balancing life’s responsibilities in addition to returning to the classroom. This is where we are here to help! You see, we, too, have walked in your shoes…our team has over 38 years of enlisted service to this great nation! Like you, we made the difficult transition from military to campus life to complete our educational goals. Not only do we believe in the education Lipscomb offers, we understand your specific needs. We take great pride in not only making you part of the Lipscomb family, but we feel it is our responsibility to help YOU from the time YOU step foot on campus until YOU get your first job! We are with you on the journey all along the way! The Veteran Services Office is here to ensure your success by providing support, resources and information that meet your unique needs as a student. You have EARNED your benefit, so surround yourself with the tools to achieve goals!

I look forward in working along side you in your journey to success!

Chad J. Staggs
Director Veteran Services


Because of your sacrifice and service to this great country, Lipscomb Veteran Services wants to serve you. Veterans and military families deserve a meaningful academic experience, and our office is tailored to assist you in this transitional journey. Through veteran orientation to professional development and job placement, we walk with you through every step of the process. Thank you for your service! To the military families, we thank you for supporting and sustaining the nation’s best. We appreciate your consideration, and we look forward to serving you.

About Veterans Services

Lipscomb Veteran Services has the unique privilege of serving 270 Veterans and dependents this year. With over 30 years of military service in our office, we understand the dynamic challenges that you and your families face. Visit our contacts page to learn more about us, and how we can serve you.

Lipscomb Veteran Services has been recognized for its service to veterans, including:

  • Yellow Ribbon participant
  • Military Times 2017 #3 Private School for Vets in the nation
  • Military Times 2017 #12 Best for Vets Campus in the nation
  • VETS campus designation, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • National Association of Veterans Program Administrators, board members
  • Council of College and Military Educators, members
  • Campus Veteran Organization
  • Dedicated resource center
  • Veteran lounge
  • Chaplaincy program for Veterans and military families
  • Online tutoring through Pearson Smarthinking
  • Awareness training for staff and faculty