Hall of Fame

Carl McKelvey

TYPE Meritorious Service
Carl McKelvey served David Lipscomb University for 44 years. For 23 of those years Carl held administrative responsibility for the Lipscomb Athletic Department. After graduating from Lipscomb Carl began serving as an instructor on the Lipscomb faculty for the Bible Department. From 1970-1977, Carl worked closely with the Lipscomb student body serving first as Dean of Men and later as Dean of Students. In 1977, Carl began overseeing the Lipscomb athletic department after being appointed Vice President of Campus Affairs. Under his direction the Lipscomb Athletic Department grew into one of the most successful and respected programs in the country. In 1992, Carl was appointed Senior Vice President and in 1994 he was appointed to Executive Vice President, a position he held until his retirement May 1, 2002. Over the years Carl's leadership has been a source of inspiration to the Lipscomb athletic administration, coaches and student-athletes. While Carl has devoted a majority of his life to Lipscomb he has also served as a minister for the Vultee Church of Christ since 1956 and also as an Elder in the church since 1981. Carl McKelvey, a man who has demonstrated leadership and given his experience and knowledge to help build the Lipscomb Athletic Department.