Lee University To Host Digital Leadership Summit

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - by Cana Cooper, Lee University
Dr. Paul Conn
Dr. Paul Conn

Lee University will host the digital Fan the Flame Leadership Summit on Friday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. This inaugural event will feature Lee faculty, staff, and alumni speaking on the best practices and strategies of leadership in specific career arenas.

According to Dr. Brad Moffett, Lee’s vice president for university relations, the goal is to provide attendees with resources, content, and training in leadership development.

“This leadership summit isn’t your ordinary leadership conference,” said Dr. Susan Ashcraft, director of alumni relations at Lee. “For those wanting to receive real-life, tactical advice from world-class professionals, the Fan the Flame Leadership Summit is the answer.”

Fan the Flame is the first of three summits that will take place over the course of the 2020-2021 school year. The next two summits will cover relationships and stewardship.

The November leadership summit will serve as the kickoff for Lee’s virtual Homecoming that weekend.

Keynote speaker Dr. Paul Conn, Lee University chancellor, will begin the leadership summit.

Dr. Conn was president of Lee University for 34 years before making the transition to Lee chancellor this August, making him the longest-serving president of a college or university in Tennessee. He has won numerous awards during his tenure and has been elected to the governing boards of many national and regional higher education organizations. Dr. Conn earned his Doctor of Philosophy in psychology from Emory University.

The Fan the Flame Leadership Summit will feature multiple breakout sessions led by alumni leaders who have experience in various arenas of leadership including business, non-profit, higher education, social services, healthcare, the arts, ministry, and government/civic participation.

“I am thrilled that the alumni relations team is hosting Lee's first digital leadership summit,” said Dr. Moffett. “Although registration is not restricted to alumni only, the summit has been developed with our alumni in mind.  We are working hard to create opportunities to give back to our alums and to help keep them engaged with their alma mater.”

To register for the Leadership Summit and/or Homecoming, or for more information, alumni can visit Lee 1918 Society at www.leeusociety.com.

Non-alumni can contact the Alumni Relations Office at 614-8316 or email alumni@leeuniversity.edu for registration or questions.


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