Following a lengthy nationwide search, Belmont University recently announced that Dr. Adrianne Archie has been named as the University’s assistant dean and director of leadership development, a newly created position. Archie will begin her position at Belmont on August 22.
A Louisville, Kentucky native, Archie has more than 16 years of experience and education in leadership, teaching, development and management. Throughout her career, Archie has served in a variety of roles within the nonprofit sector including managing young adult and college ministries, serving as a missionary and volunteer teacher abroad and working as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) before earning her Doctorate in Education in Learning Organizations and Strategic Change. Most recently, Archie served as executive director of Homework Hotline where she managed and provided tutoring to 5,000+ Tennessee students and parents, managed budgetary and strategic planning endeavors and oversaw the organization’s volunteer and development operations.
Seeing Belmont’s mission, vision and values as a reflection of her own, Archie said she is excited to begin her new role on campus. “I believe every individual has the ability to be a great leader,” she said. “Belmont recognizes the need for each student to be equipped with the necessary leadership skills, experience and resources to effectively engage and transform the world. I am passionate about empowering and developing others and will work diligently with the administration and staff to optimize and create leadership opportunities for all students.”
In her new role on campus, Archie will be responsible for developing, implementing and administering a campus-wide leadership development program for all students, assisting in providing support and direction to Belmont’s more than 165 student organizations and managing the Office of Leadership Development. “We are very excited to have Dr. Archie join our Belmont team,” Dean of Students Dr. Jeffery Burgin said. “She is very engaging, authentic and desirous of working collaboratively with Academic Affairs and community partners. She understands the importance of faith in the Belmont environment and how that can shape the student experience. Her ability to lead and work in the development of young people has been demonstrated throughout her career and brings me great excitement.”