Belmont University News Office
NASHVILLE — In the spirit of giving thanks, Belmont University today dedicated its chapel in honor of a man long deemed the “heart and soul” of the institution.
Herbert C. Gabhart died in September 2009, but the former chancellor and president left behind a 50-year legacy of impact on this campus and the surrounding community. The Herbert C. Gabhart Chapel will now bear his name in gratitude for his service to Belmont and in honor of the committed Christian example he set.
“Dr. Gabhart represented the heart and soul of Belmont, and we still miss him deeply,” said Belmont President Bob Fisher. “He led this institution through incredibly challenging seasons, forging relationships and casting a vision that set Belmont on a course to achieve what then seemed impossible. His guidance, compassion and dedication cannot be replaced, but by naming our chapel — a centerpiece of campus life — in his honor, we intend to keep his memory alive to nurture our future course.” [Read more…]