Warren Neel


March 27, 2013 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University School of Business has announced that it will host a Spring Forum with the theme of Excellence in Business on Wednesday, April 10.

The forum will feature a host of student and faculty presentations, approximately 20 minutes long, on various research topics in business.

The University of Tennessee’s Dr. Warren Neel, Corporate Governance Center executive director, will serve as a featured speaker at 3 p.m. Neel, who served as LMU’s interim president for a year in 2009, will speak about corporate governance. The forum will run from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in room 124 of the Business Education building. Student and faculty presentations will follow Neel’s remarks. Refreshments will be served.

Neel has served in his current position since 2003 when he returned to UT to establish the Corporate Governance Center. Prior to that, he was the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, serving as the Governor Don Sundquist’s chief financial officer for Tennessee state government. In that role he managed over a $20 billion budget. He served in the State Cabinet from 2000-2003.

Neel also served as Dean of the UT College of Business Administration, a position he held for 25 years. During his tenure, he also served in the Cabinet of Governor Lamar Alexander and was a member of the transition team when Alexander was Secretary of Education. He began his academic career in UT’s Department of Management, where his research focus was corporate policy. He has published many academic articles in management journals and has published essays in a number of the nation’s leading newspapers. Neel received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State and an MBA and PhD from the University of Alabama.

For more information contact School of Business Director of Academic Service and Assessment Matthew Sweet at 423.869.6833.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at

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