Four added to Lipscomb board of trustees

Ex-member returns after making big pledge to Academy

Lipscomb University recently announced the addition of four members to its board of trustees.

The three additions are Lori Sutton Bridges of Brentwood, Sallie Williams Dean of Nashville and John Perry Little of Knoxville.

Bridges, who holds a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry from Lipscomb and an MBA degree from Tennessee Technological University, is a local community philanthropist and has been involved in fundraising campaigns for Lipscomb Academy.

Dean is a certified public accountant who has taught at Fordham University, the City University of New York, the University of Miami and Lipscomb. She is a former member of the boards of the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and Morning Star Sanctuary.

Little is a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon in Knoxville. In 2002, he formed Children’s Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists PLLC. He received an undergraduate chemistry degree from Lipscomb and an M.D. from the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Returning to the board for a fourth term is Neika Brewer Stephens, a former broadcasting executive who last year with her husband, Bill, pledged $10 million to Lipscomb Academy’s campaign. A Lipscomb trustee from 1995 to 2011, Stephens also serves on the board of World Christian Broadcasting.

Lipscomb’s board of trustees comprises more than 30 officials from seven states and the District of Columbia. Among its prominent local business people are Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz attorney Dick Cowart, former Purity Dairies President Stanley Ezell and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Bob Wood.