Cumberland University

Student Government Association

The purpose of the Cumberland University Student Government Association (SGA) is to give the student body representation in the government and services of the University, to establish a close relationship between the students and the administration, to promote a spirit of community, to exchange constructive ideas, to discuss school problems, to promote and aid in student activities, and to be the students’ voice of Cumberland University.  

Cumberland students can email or use the comment form to the left to share ideas or concerns. 

President:  Karli Collins

I am originally from Tarpon Springs, Florida and am a junior in the classroom (a red-shirt sophomore in athletic eligibility) at Cumberland University. I am double majoring in Athletic Training and Health & Human Performance while minoring in Strength and Conditioning. In addition to being the president of the student body, I am an athletic training student, student athlete (women’s volleyball), a member of the leadership committee for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, treasurer/secretary for Athletic Training Students Association, member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Cumberland University, the TATS (Tennessee Athletic Trainer's Society) representative for Cumberland, and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta.




Vice President:  Mackenzie Keele

I am proudly your Vice President for The Student Government at Cumberland University. I want thank my peers for trusting me as this role. I am proud to say that I am a defender for the Women's soccer team and in the one and only sorority one campus, Alpha Omicron Pi. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at the Pre-K on campus, coaching u11 soccer team, and crafting. I am a Junior, elementary education major.





Treasurer:  Lindsay Kitson

I am a Junior Accounting major here at Cumberland. I am a member of the women’s soccer team and I am an all American. Originally I am from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. In my spare time I am a math tutor. My dream car is the Mystery Machine. I am excited to be a part of SGA as the Treasurer. 






Secretary:  Desirae Burris  

I am originally from Payson, AZ. I play on the volleyball, currently red-shirting. My major is elementary education, and I am undecided as to if and what I will get my MBA in. I coach for Airborne (a club volleyball team in Lebanon, TN) and I love ice cream, long walks on the beach, and stormy nights. I am excited to serve on the Student Government as Secretary. 





Student Liaison: Caroline Curran

I am originally from Bradenton, Florida (right near the beach!) I am a senior getting my degree in HHP: Exercise Science with a minor in Strength and Conditioning, in hopes of continuing my education in graduate school. I am a member of the softball team, a Peer Mentor, and a Resident Assistant. I am also a part of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as the S.H.A.P.E. organization. I am proud to represent the student body on SGA as the Student Liaison.