Scarlett Leadership Institute splits from Belmont

The Scarlett Leadership Institute is splitting from Belmont University to become a for-profit company.

Former Tractor Supply CEO Joe Scarlett started the Institute five years ago. It's been housed in Belmont's School of Business Administration during what Scarlett has called its "incubative state."

The NBJ has the news:

“In order for us to grow and expand, we need to be out from under the umbrella of a local university," said Scarlett, who also praised the group’s experience with Belmont, where he will continue to serve as a member of the Belmont University Board of Trustees. Scarlett said he hopes for the institute to achieve a regional and national footprint."

Mar 17, 2011 8:50 AM

Owen part of new four-school Americas MBA

Select group will also study in Canada, Mexico, Brazil
Mar 16, 2011 1:42 PM

Peabody ranked No. 1 graduate education school

Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development was named the No. 1 graduate education school in the country by U.S. News & World Report. It's the third consecutive year the school has landed in the top spot.

Vanderbilt's schools of medicine, nursing and law also ranked in the top 20 of their fields in the rankings, which were released today.

“Peabody College is currently celebrating its 225th anniversary, so being ranked No. 1 for a third time feels very gratifying. We’ve come a long way from a small frontier academy to become one of the nation’s leading graduate schools of education,” said Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development. “In the end, the work done by our faculty and by our graduates in their professions is the most important thing. It is rewarding to see their efforts repeatedly recognized.”

Click here to read the full announcement of Vanderbilt's rankings.

Mar 15, 2011 12:38 PM

Lipscomb business school hires dev director

Lipscomb University's College of Business has named Randall L. Bostic Jr. director of development.

Bostic, a Nashville business and finance expert, will manage the College of Business' fundraising and development programs. He joins Lipscomb after serving as director of operations for Mays & Associates, where he helped develop a plan for expanding the organization’s reach into South and Central America. Prior to that, Bostic was a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual. He also was an attorney focusing on small business litigation in Nashville.

"Randy Bostic is a wonderful addition to our team here in the College of Business," said College of Business Dean Turney Stevens. "We are delighted to welcome him and to add and his skills to the tlanets of our faculty and staff as he helps us connect with the community."

Mar 14, 2011 8:42 AM

Vanderbilt 15th in NIH funding

In the context of an impending federal budget gouge for the National Institutes of Health, Med City News looks at "who has the most to lose," by ranking the top 100 institutions and top states for NIH grants in 2010.

Vanderbilt University ranked 15th at $374 million. The top NIH recipient was Johns Hopkins at $686 million. Tennessee was 13th among states at $558 million. (Thanks, Vandy.)

Mar 7, 2011 7:32 AM

Vandy biomedical informatics chair steps down

The chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Biomedical Informatics plans to step down from his post at the end of the academic year. Dr. Daniel Masys has served in the 2004-2005 academic year. The department was started in 2001.
“It has been a great joy and privilege to preside over the growth of what has become the largest academic department of its kind in the country, with 34 primary and 35 secondary faculty,” Masys said. “We have truly world-class teams working in areas that span from computational biology, molecular bioinformatics, natural language processing, machine learning, data mining and data privacy, to clinical systems research and development and implementation science."
Masys' successor will be identified through a national search, which will start immediately. Jennifer Pietenpol, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will chair the search committee.
Mar 1, 2011 9:51 AM

Belmont adds three trustees

Two attorneys among new representatives
Feb 21, 2011 2:33 PM

MTSU gets $1M gift

Middle Tennessee State University has received a $1 million donation from a former student. The money will be used to endow an existing scholarship for Rutherford County students who attend MTSU, with the remainder going toward renovating the coaches' office for the Lady Raiders basketball team.
Feb 7, 2011 8:38 AM

Belmont adds health care MBA options

Belmont University's Massey Graduate School of Business has added a pair of MBA health care management focus options for the Spring of 2011, allowing students to customize their degree programs in either health care quality and compliance or human relations.
"As we listen to area employers and their hiring needs, adding new health care management offerings was something we could do to help our graduate students better tailor their degrees to the marketplace," said Massey associate dean Joe Alexander. "This new programming will add to our capacity to prepare MBA students for the emerging health care economy of tomorrow."
The quality improvement and compliance track will offer students study in lean health care management and a course designed to help prepare students for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality exam. The human relations track is designed for those pursuing a career in human relations management, medical staff relations or professional services management; courses in the track require study in managing with health care professionals and a specialty course in health care human resource management.
Feb 4, 2011 7:09 AM

The food court shuffle

As it works to provide healthier food options, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will boot McDonald's at the end of the month. While construction is underway on its replacement — Au Bon Pain — the Nashville medical center has had to make several adjustments to deal with the customer volume that typically hit Mickey D's. Read about it here.
Jan 28, 2011 10:40 AM