Cumberland University

$500K Athletics Investment Campaign

  • May 23, 2018 Target Completion Date

  • 98% (491,083) of $500k goal in raised in gifts and pledges as of July 13, 2018



‚ÄčA New Era for Cumberland University

Cumberland University’s growth in the past two years has been tremendous, increasing nearly 50% in the last two years.

  • Just two years ago, CU had 1,550 students. Today, there are 2,315 students on campus.
  • Our education program was one of only three to be given the highest rating in the state of Tennessee
  • 28% of CU students are involved in athletics.
  • 300 CU student-athletes earned honors during a typical academic year.
  • Dr. Paul Stumb was inaugurated the 26th President of Cumberland University on April 29, 2016.
  • 2000 community service hours are performed by CU student-athletes during a typical academic year.
  • CU Athletics has won a combined total of 63 championships.
  • Baseball has won three NAIA World Series National Championships (2004, 2010, and 2014).


For our athletic facilities to be top-notch, $500k in enhancements and additions to several facilities are needed. Specifically:



3,000 new chair-back arena seats for the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center - $300k

340 new chair-back stadium seats for the Woody Hunt Baseball Stadium - $100k

Press box and 250 new softball stadium seats - $70k                CLICK HERE TO INVEST IN BILLY DEE ROSS STADIUM

New scoreboard for Ernest L. Stockton Field (baseball) - $30k | SOLD OUT



“The $500k Athletics Investment is very exciting to all of us because it will serve thousands of students and guests with state-of-the-art facilities. The upgrades to our gym, baseball and softball areas will be just the starting point for other projects in the future. The University is growing and continues to be a leader in the state of Tennessee and around the country. We have had such success in our athletic history and will continue to be one of the best in the NAIA.”
—Ron Pavan, Director of CU Athletics


How can I make an investment?

Three ways to invest:
#1 Write a check that goes directly into the $500K Athletic Investment Campaign

#2 Purchase a chair-back seat in the venue of your choice for $150 in the:

  • Woody Hunt Baseball Stadium
  • Softball Stadium
  • Dallas Floyd Recreation Center where men's and women's basketball, men's and women's volleyball, and wrestling matches take place

For each chair purchased, you will receive a season pass to all 26 Cumberland sporting events for the 2018-19 season. 

#3 There are several naming opportunities with a major investment:

Gymnasium Floor/Court $150,000
Baseball Scoreboard $30,000 - SOLD OUT
Softball Stadium $50,000
Softball Press Box $30,000


How do I make my investment?


OPTION 2: Write a check through the mail
Advancement Office
ATTN: 500k
1 Cumberland Square
Lebanon, TN 37087-3408
*make all checks payable to CU

OPTION 3: By Phone
Contact Nova Lawrence at (615) 547-1269

Current and future students thank you for your investment!