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Cheryl Bockstruck

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Cheryl Bockstruck

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations


B.S., Southern Illinois University


Cheryl has been working in non-profit development for over 15 years in the middle Tennessee region. Since joining Cumberland University in August of 2008, she has served as Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations where her responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate and foundation prospects and grant writing for the University. She also manages the Nursing Advisory Council and one of Cumberland’s signature events, Notes for Nurses.

Prior to coming to Cumberland, Cheryl served as Senior Community Director at the March of Dimes Foundation in Nashville for seven years. She also has five years of professional experience working in the radio industry in marketing and promotions, and has served in a management role for a national retail corporation.

Cheryl is active with several community organizations, plays saxophone in the Mt. Juliet Cedar Creek Community concert band and enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

Originally a native of Illinois, Cheryl earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.