C. Turney Stevens, Jr., 63, is the Dean Emeritus and Professor of Management in the College of Business at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the Director of the Hilton and Sallie Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity.
After 35 years as an investment banker and executive, Stevens retired from his business career in 2008 to enter academics. He served as Dean of the College of Business from 2008-2014. During his business career he served as CEO of two investment banking firms and founded a $230 million commercial printing and logistics business by combining 13 companies in partnership with Kohlberg & Company in New York.
Since 2008, he has served as an Independent Director of KCAP Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: KCAP) where he chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and serves on the Compensation and Valuation Committees. He is a Board Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Director’s College.
Following scandals such as Enron, Worldcom and Healthsouth, he founded the Dean Institute at Lipscomb to focus on helping companies to develop cultures of integrity and best practice at the board and C-Suite levels. Because of this, he was named in 2009 as one of Ethisphere Magazine’s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.
The Dean Institute annually sponsors its Business with Purpose Awards in which companies and individuals from around the world are recognized as leaders in creating ethical cultures and commitments to corporate social responsibility. Other initiatives of the Institute include its Boardroom Briefing series to focus on emerging issues in corporate governance.
Stevens is a graduate of Lipscomb University (BA 1972) and Vanderbilt University (MBA 1981). He and his wife, Ann, have been married for 32 years and have two adult children. He serves on various boards and is active in community and charitable affairs.