Dr. Ray Eldridge
Dean, College of Business, Lipscomb University and a Professor of Management
Dr. Ray Eldridge is the Dean, College of Business, Lipscomb University and a Professor of Management.
He has held academic leadership positions as the Dean of the Freed-Hardeman University School of Business and as Department Chair at Syracuse University.
Ray is a veteran and had over twenty years of leadership experience as a career U.S. Army officer. He has commanded at the Platoon, Company, and Battalion level serving throughout the United States and on numerous worldwide deployments.
While serving as dean, he was just awarded at Fort Campbell, KY, the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service.
Ray serves as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner, on the Board of Examiners for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence and is a Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence (CQM/OE). He has been an examiner and mentor to business programs with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and he was appointed to the ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate degree Board of Commissioners in 2013 and serves as the current 2016-17 Chair.
His education includes a doctorate degree, two master’s degrees, and a diploma from the US Army Command & General Staff College, and an undergraduate degree from The Citadel.