Some scholars want to see Meta Chestnutt Sager, a pioneer Oklahoma educator, recognized.
By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle
Candice McQueen made history this week as the first woman chosen to lead a university associated with Churches of Christ.
Or did she?
Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., introduced the former Tennessee education commissioner as its president-elect Thursday.
When she succeeds Randy Lowry on Sept. 7, McQueen, 47, will become the first female CEO in the 130-year history of Lipscomb, which David Lipscomb and James A. Harding launched as the Nashville Bible School in 1891.
Likewise, a woman never has served as president at 13 other coed, residential colleges and universities associated with Churches of Christ — from Abilene Christian University in Texas to Harding University in Searcy, Ark., to Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.
But some scholars want to make a case for the late Meta Chestnutt Sager, a pioneer Oklahoma educator.
This story appears in the online edition of The Christian Chronicle.
Photo by Kristi Jones, Lipscomb University