Cumberland University


Two-time Alumnus named VP for Advancement


Cumberland University appoints two-time Alumnus Scott Lawrence as Vice President for Advancement. Cumberland University is proud to welcome Scott Lawrence as Vice President for Advancement. Scott displays a true devotion to learning and leadership and brings valuable experience to Cumberland University, including strategic partnership development and relationship management.

President Paul Stumb is pleased about the University’s new addition. “I am very excited that Scott Lawrence, two-time Cumberland alum and former President of the Cumberland University Alumni Association, is joining our team,” Stumb said. “I am confident that as the Vice President for Advancement, Scott will lead Cumberland into a new era of record-breaking fundraising and alumni participation.”

In Lawrence’s new role, he will be responsible for leading the Office of Advancement in increasing understanding and support of the University, generally in the form of alumni relations and fundraising initiatives. He aims to lead the charge that engages all University stakeholders to share in the vision and future of Cumberland, which directly impacts the student experience and reaches out into our communities. 

Lawrence is excited to join Cumberland University and serve his Alma Mater. He attributes much of his professional and personal growth to his student experience at Cumberland. "I’m ecstatic to be joining Cumberland University during this unique season of growth and vision,” Lawrence said. “As we approach a major turning point in our University’s story, we are excited to share opportunities with all of our constituents that advance our mission to create a transformational higher education experience.”

Lawrence was born in Texarkana, TX, but grew up in Mt. Juliet, TN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in 2008 and his Masters of Business Administration from the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business in 2011. 

He joined Georgia-Pacific in the corrugated packaging division as an Account Manager in 2011, and prior to accepting the role of VP for Advancement at Cumberland, Scott served as Commercial Director for Custom Packaging, LP, a leader in graphic packaging and displays. He served as President of the Cumberland University Alumni Association from 2015 to 2017, and is a lifetime member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. 

He is married to Ashley “Kemp” Lawrence, also a Cumberland MBA Alumnus, and together they have two children, Hardin and Carolina.