Jonathon Hawkins

Executive Director, Development & Alumni Relations

Education:
B.S., Communications, Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Higher Education Admin., Middle Tennessee State University

Phone: (615) 547-1239
Email: jlhawkins@cumberland.edu

As a professional fundraiser and nonprofit leader since 1994, Jonathon has worked for numerous organizations in the mid-state area including Middle Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College and the Saint Thomas Foundation. He is currently the executive director for Development & Alumni Relations and has been a member of the Cumberland team since 2006. He became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in 2012 and is involved in the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as well as the Tennessee Advancement Resources Council (TARC) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

As the executive director, he manages the day-to-day operations of the Office of Advancement, builds relationships with alumni, prospects and donors, and works closely with each member of the Advancement team in helping them reach their strategic goals. Originally from Smithville, Tennessee, Jonathon lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with his wife and daughter. He has served on the national Board of Directors for the Middle Tennessee State University Alumni Association since 2008 and is actively involved with his daughter's school.