Matthew Stuart is a University Innovation Fellows Candidate and a sophomore accounting major at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Matthew is originally
from Memphis, TN, where he learned early on about the value of combining compassion with problem solving tools and techniques to create sustainable solutions to systemic societal issues. These experiences have led Matthew to be heavily involved in the Center for Business as Mission at Lipscomb, which seeks to integrate lean business principles and theology to bring about these kinds of solutions in underserved communities. One of Matthew’s core desires is to see people from all national, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds connected in work and rest as they lead bold and purposeful lives. Outside of school, Matthew primarily enjoys spending time with friends and family, whether that be over meals, games, or in church. He sees time with people as the highlight of his day, and he is always looking for ways to get to know the people around him better. This enjoyment has led Matthew to take a special interest in learning how to build a more connected ecosystem on campus socially and academically. UIF has been an incredible platform and resource for working towards an integrated Lipscomb, and he looks forward to being a part of his Leadership Circle’s efforts to bring greater unity to the campus.