is a private, coeducational, comprehensive university related to the Tennessee Baptist Convention. It is the second largest Christian university in Tennessee.The school has very close ties with the country music industry, and
has a well-regarded program in recording industry management. The name of the school's basketball arena, Curb Event Center, also reflects its ties to that industry; the arena was named after its principal
donor, country music recording executive Mike Curb.This university is also the home of Dr. Larry Hall, a professor of political science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.