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Scene Names Fisher Among Most Influential Nashvillians

dr bob fisherThe Nashville Scene has named University President Bob Fisher as among the 25 Nashvillians who have shaped the city for the better over the past 25 years. The article cites Belmont’s growth through the construction of academic and residential buildings, the addition of new graduate programs and the expansion of enrollment to double the number of students since Fisher took helm in 2000. During Fisher’s tenure, campus has expanded significantly with the additions of the Baskin Center, Curb Event Center, Beaman Student Life Center, the Gordon E. Inman Center, the Troutt Theater complex, McWhorter Hall, the Wedgewood Academic Center and several new residence halls and parking garages. Academically, the University has added numerous new interdisciplinary programs in the past decade, including Social Entrepreneurship, New Century Journalism, Pharmacy, Motion Pictures and Law. Click here to read more.