Jim Allen is a long-time friend of Lipscomb athletics and has served the Lipscomb community for many years, first in the administration and now as a Trustee. Allen and his wife Linda have also helped to shape the campus in significant ways funding the construction of the Allen Bell Tower as a memorial to their son, Michael, and making the largest single gift in Lipscomb history to build Allen Arena.
Director of Athletics Philip Hutcheson on Jim Allen:
"Many inside and outside the Lipscomb community know about the impact that Jim has had on the Lipscomb campus through his work on the Board of Trust, his time here as vice-president of business affairs and his generous support of the University throughout the years. And while the Allen Bell Tower and Allen Arena are certainly iconic features on the Lipscomb campus, what many don't see is the heart that Jim has for the students and the University as a whole. No one has been a bigger, more engaged supporter of Lipscomb Athletics ‘on the field’ than Jim has, and no one has stayed with us, win or lose, more than he has. Even more importantly, every step of the way, Jim has been behind Lipscomb's efforts to help our programs excel in the classroom, in the community and in their efforts to live out Lipscomb's Christian mission, and it that dedication to all parts of the Lipscomb Athletics mission that have made him such a worthy inductee into our Hall of Fame."