Cumberland University

Our Team

Phillip Carter

Executive Director of Communications

615-547-1307 office
Office:  MH 116

Phil oversees the communications office operations. He is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of communications and marketing strategies. He also directs the efforts of public and media relations and coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels with other functions of the institution. 


John Essary

Design Manager for Print and Media

Office:  MH 116

John works as the University's in-house graphic and web designer. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Cumberland University in December 2011. If you have any design needs or questions feel free to give him a call, shoot him an email, or submit a project request.

Awards and Honors: Nashville Area - ADDY Silver medalist, Print Industry Association of the South - Award of Excellence