Dr. Robert Fisher

Dr. Robert Fisher

Board of Directors

Dr. Robert (Bob) Fisher serves as President of Belmont University, a position he has held since April 2000. During his tenure the University’s enrollment has more than doubled to 7,400+ students while the campus itself has expanded significantly with the addition of more than $500 million in renovations and campus construction, including the new Johnson Center, Wedgewood Academic Center, Baskin Center, Curb Event Center and Beaman Student Life Center, the Gordon E. Inman Center, the Troutt Theater complex, McWhorter Hall and several new residence halls and parking garages.

Under his leadership Belmont University also broke into the Top 5 in the Best Regional Universities South category in U.S. News & World Report’s analysis of America’s Best Colleges. In the 2015 edition, Belmont was also honored for the seventh year in a row as one of the top schools nationwide for making “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.”

Active in his community, Fisher has served in numerous volunteer roles with such organizations as Alignment Nashville, the Nashville Public Education Foundation and the PENCIL Foundation, all of which support Nashville’s public schools. He also is a past chair of the Greater Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Nashville, participates in Nashville’s Agenda and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Nashville. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Financial Partners, a division of Southern Bancorp, Inc. In addition, he has been a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Boy Scouts of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Symphony, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Music City Coalition, TICUA, Fifth Third Bank-Tennessee Division, Cumberland Region Tomorrow and the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Married for over 40 years, Dr. Fisher and his wife Judy share in their commitment to Belmont University, where Mrs. Fisher provides support through her role as campus-wide coordinator of interior construction and exterior landscaping/lighting. The Fishers are the proud parents of three grown children and have two wonderful sons-in-law, one wonderful daughter-in-law and seven perfect grandchildren.