Skip to content

Higher Education

The Public/Private Divide: A Conversation with Christian University Administrators at Public and Faith-based Universities

When: June 8, 2023, 1:45 pm - Thursday

Where: Lamb & Scroll

Session 4

Session Abstract

Panelists have served in top administrative roles at public and private universities. They will reflect on their work as Christians in administration, challenges they faced to live authentically, and how they expressed their faith in their administrative roles. Keeping with the conference theme of “What Will Be Our Future?” they will also discuss ways to mentor Christian faculty and mid-level administrators for roles in upper administration.


Nancy Shankle, Associate Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M University System and Provost of the RELLIS Academic Alliance, Convener

  • James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor, The Texas A&M University System, Participant
  • Allison Garrett, Chancellor, Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, Participant
  • L. Randolph Lowry III, Lipscomb University, Emeritus, Participant
  • Robert Rhodes, Provost, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Kathy Pulley, Professor Emeritus, Missouri State University, Participant
  • Joel Anderson, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Participant

Join us in 2024!

1 / 5

James Cone with conferee at the CSC in 2017

2 / 5

Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson delivering the CSC plenary address

3 / 5

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), delivering the CSC plenary address.

4 / 5

US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivering the CSC plenary address

5 / 5

David Brooks engaging conferees during breakfast at the CSC

Mark Your Calendar

September 5, 2023

Mark your calendar for the 2024 Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars Conference June 5-7, 2024 Hosted by the Lanier Theological Library and...

N.T. Wright to return as featured speaker in 2024

November 13, 2023

Dr. N.T. Wright, fellow at the University of Oxford and one of the most important New Testament scholars of our day, will join us again for ...

McCaulley to deliver Gray Plenary

November 13, 2023

Dr. Esau McCaulley, author and associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, will deliver the eighth annual Fred D. Gray Plenary ...

New York Times columnist, legal scholar David French to deliver 2024 Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference Frank and Della Pack Plenary Lecture

November 13, 2023

Dr. David French, New York Times columnist and distinguished visiting professor of public policy at Lipscomb University, will deliver the&nb...

Site Designed and Developed by 5by5 - A Change Agency