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  • “Flatt leaving Lipscomb” [by The Christian Chronicle]
    • Donnie Cruz (no login)
      Posted Apr 10, 2005 2:13 AM

      Source: The Christian Chronicle


      Flatt leaving Lipscomb

      By Erik Tryggestad
      The Christian Chronicle
      April 07, 2005

      Steve Flatt accepts position with health care company

      Stephen Flatt is leaving Lipscomb University for a new job — though not the job most expected.

      In late March Flatt, who has served since 1997 as president of the Nashville, Tenn., school associated with churches of Christ, was one of four finalists for the position of chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC).

      But an April 7 news release from Lipscomb states that Flatt is leaving his alma mater not for another university, but to serve as an executive for a Nashville-area healthcare company.

      Flatt has been named senior vice president for development for National HealthCare Corporation, headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He will start the job June 15.

      “This decision in no way reflects any dissatisfaction on my part with Lipscomb or the great work being done here,” Flatt told Lipscomb's faculty and staff April 7. “Thinking about leaving Lipscomb University … has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life. …

      “I have great confidence in the Board of Trustees and the decisions they will make regarding a successor,” Flatt said.

      University officials will begin an immediate, nationwide search for Lipscomb's next president, according to university spokeswoman Kim Chaudoin. Hilton Dean, chairman of Lipscomb's Board of Trustees, said that a search committee will work quickly to identify and secure a new president, the 17th in Lipscomb's 114-year history.

      “We're saddened that Steve is leaving and we wish him well in his new endeavor,” Dean said. “Steve has been a very effective leader and has had a tremendous, positive impact on Lipscomb.”

      With regard to the chancellor search at UTC, Flatt would only say that “sometimes God leads us in ways we may not expect. I believe God's hand is in this opportunity, and I am eager to see what the Lord has in store for my family and me through this new ministry.”

      Flatt said he looks forward to the opportunities that lie ahead at NHC.

      “NHC has a great history as an industry leader in senior care. This represents a tremendous opportunity for me to join the leadership team of one of America's greatest companies,” Flatt said.
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