Eddie Lovin

Director of Residence Life

Office Location: Labry Hall, 131
Phone: 615.547.1231
E-mail: elovin@cumberland.edu 

Education:  B.A., Criminal Justice Adminsitration, University of Mississippi, 2001

M.A., Higher Education & Student Personnel, University of Mississippi, 2002

Mr. Lovin joined Cumberland University in July of 2010 as the Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs.  He oversees all aspects of the residence life

operation, fro  assignments to programming to staff development and community building.  Additionally, he is responsible for managing all facets of Greek life, the fraternities, and the sororities at Cumberland University.  In addition to these duties, Mr. Lovin oversees the University Photo Identification Center, the University Post Office, the University Reception and Call Center, and the University's Parking Services.  He has over 15 years experience in higher education, 9 years in administration at 4-year public and private institutions. His passion is helping young people grow within the residential environment to become model citizens.

Mr. Lovin has held positions in Academic Support for Athletics and Residence Life, while holding various positions and appointments in campus governance.  He is a graduate of The University of Mississippi at Oxford with a BA in Criminal Justice Administration and a MA in Higher Education and Student Personnel.  Mr. Lovin is a member of ACUHO-I, the preeminent professional association that supports and promotes the collegiate residential experience.   Additionally, he has served as the state representative and editor for Tennessee in the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO).  Originally from Kingston, TN, Mr. Lovin currently resides in Lebanon, TN  and enjoys spending time driving the back roads of Tennessee, observing the history of the state, and creating learning opportunities and experiences for Cumberland students.

Publications:  PRESENTATIONS             

Lovin, Eddie, (2011), A Small Carnival for Small Institutions: Roundtable. Presented and led roundtable discussion at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers conference, Mobile, AL. Lovin, Eddie, & Reilly, Dan (2010), Training ForTrainers: Consistency in Policy Enforcement. Presented and led discussions at one-day retreat for the Tennessee Coalition for Healthy And Safe Campus Communities (CHASCo)

Lovin, Eddie, (2010), Revolutionary Discussions for Small Colleges & Institutions. Presented and led roundtable discussion at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers conference, Williamsburg, VA. Lovin, Eddie, & Other RELI 2008 participants, (2009), RELI Equipping Professionals for Take Off. Presented at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers conference, Birmingham, AL. Lovin, Eddie; Hall, Ann Marie; Lockhart, Lavaire, (2008), Technology for a Safe Environment. Presented at the Tennessee Association of College & University Housing Officers conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee Lovin, Eddie, (2007), Catching them in the M.I.T.T. Presented at the Tennessee Association of College & University Housing Officers conference, Martin, Tennessee. Lovin, Eddie; Moore, Stephanie; Wicker, Ben, The Wide, Wide World of RA Selection: Searching VERY Far and REALLY Wide. Southeastern Associations of Housing Officers (SEAHO) Report, Spring 2009 edition.

Most Outstanding Staff Member, Cumberland University, 2012

Martha Hess Outstanding Administrator Award, Maryville College, 2010

Adviser of the Year, Tennessee Association of Residence Halls (TARH), 2007

 
PRESENTATIONS             

Lovin, Eddie, (2011), A Small Carnival for Small Institutions: Roundtable. Presented and led roundtable discussion at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers conference, Mobile, AL. Lovin, Eddie, & Reilly, Dan (2010), Training For Trainers: Consistency in Policy Enforcement. Presented and led discussions at one-day retreat for the Tennessee Coalition for Healthy And Safe Campus Communities (CHASCo) Lovin, Eddie, (2010), Revolutionary Discussions for Small Colleges & Institutions.Presented and led roundtable discussion at the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers conference, Williamsburg, VA. Lovin, Eddie, & Other RELI 2008 participants, (2009), RELI Equipping Professionals for Take Off.