William R. "Rusty" Richardson

Vice President of Advancement

Office Location: Catron Alumni House
Office Hours: M-F, 8-4:30
Phone: (615) 257-4401
Email: rrichardson@cumberland.edu

Rusty has been at Cumberland University since November 2011 serving as the Vice President for Advancement. He is a seasoned veteran with over 30 years of experience working in fundraising and alumni relations.

In his role as Vice President, Rusty is responsible for the overall success of the University’s fundraising and alumni relations efforts. He leads the Advancement Office team and serves as a member of the President’s Executive Management Committee.

Prior to coming to Cumberland, Rusty served as president of the Phi Delta Theta Foundation headquartered in Oxford, Ohio.

Rusty is active with the Lebanon Rotary Club and he and his wife Kathy belong to the First United Methodist Church. He is an avid racquetball player and fisherman. 

Originally a native of West Virginia, Rusty is a graduate of the University of Tampa.