American Baptist College (ABC) announces additional revisions in operations in conformity with World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local public health agency guidance, pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic is impacting all citizens throughout the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. “New information becomes available daily, which causes us, as an institution, to make changes at ABC in providing leadership in ethical and social justice responses,” said Dr. Forrest E. Harris, Sr., President of ABC.


The 95-year old, faith-based institution, located in North Nashville, strives to continually show care and concern for its students, faculty, staff, and alumni in providing a safe and secure environment in all situations. Social distancing and other health safety measures are paramount during these times, which necessitates these changes. “ABC is open and essential staff will be available to ensure the campus is secure and that necessary functions take place,” said Richard Jackson, ABC’s Executive Vice President.


The following changes have been instituted.

+ All students will vacate the campus by Wednesday, March 25.

+ Course instruction will continue by distance learning strategies, customized by faculty on a class-by-class basis. This teaching method will be in effect for the remainder of the Spring Semester, scheduled to conclude on May 31, 2020.

+ All full-time and part time employees will work remotely through April 17. This schedule will be reassessed to revise prior to that date.

+ Discovery Week and Rising Senior Day have been cancelled.

+ The May Graduation activities have been postponed.

Updates and revisions will be provided when the situation warrants. For more information, please contact Phyllis Qualls at or 615.498.4681.