University President and Professor
Dr. Paul Stumb was named as the 26th President of Cumberland University in August 2015. He has served Cumberland University since 2003, when he became an Adjunct Professor for two years before being named Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business, a position he held for 10 years before he was named president. During his tenure as president, Cumberland has seen record enrollment and the addition of over 40 new faculty members.
Prior to joining Cumberland University, Dr. Stumb enjoyed a successful career in the for-profit business sector, serving in a variety of increasingly responsible positions including: Director of Marketing and Business Development for Georgia Pacific Corp, General Manager of American Corrugated, Vice President for Operations and Owner of One Coast Network, and Regional Vice President for Curtis 1000 Inc. Earlier assignments included work in the nuclear industry with Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, and 26 years of service in the US Navy Reserves, where he retired with the rank of Commander.
Dr. Stumb is a graduate of the Navy War College Strategy and Policy Program, and holds a BS in Engineering from Auburn University, an MS from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Master’s in Education from Cumberland University, and earned his PhD at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Before joining CU, he served as an Adjunct Professor for the National Security Agency, Georgia State University, Shorter College, and Middle Tennessee State University. He is a member of a number of professional and honor societies, and deeply engaged in several civic and professional activities.
Dr. Stumb is married to Dr. Cristy Stumb, a CU alum and former faculty member, who now owns and operates Stumb Healthcare Professionals, a primary care clinic in Carthage, TN. Together; they have four children and four grand-children.
Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology and Business, and Professor
Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts, and Professor
Dean of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, and Associate Professor of Nursing
Cumberland University Board of Trust
*Winstead P. Bone, III
Chairman of the Board
Co-owner of Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC and Wilson County Hyundai Genesis
William Joseph Adams
Executive at BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company and Partner at Main Street Property Management, LLC
Robert Carver Bone, M.D., M.B.A., D. Lit. Ltrs. (Hon.)
Surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (retired)
André L. Churchwell, M.D.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at Vanderbilt University
*J. Randall Clemons
Chief Executive Officer &
Chairman of Wilson Bank & Trust
Senior Vice President of Retail at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
*Cathy F. Gracey
Chief Nursing Executive at Donelson Hospital/Summit Medical Center (retired)
Charles Hagood, DSc
Partner and Practice Leader of Press Ganey, Inc.
*J. Samuel Hatcher
President of Tennessee Press Association (retired)
J. Roderick Heller, III
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Carnton Capital Associates and Harpeth Associates
Justice William C. Koch, Jr.
Dean of Nashville School of Law
Robert L. McDonald
President of CedarStone Bank
Old Hickory, TN
Co-owner of 615 Real Property, LP
Thomas R. Pate
Officer and Vice President, Operations Administration & New Unit Openings at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Inc. (retired)
Damon Petty, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon at Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance and Team Physician for the Tennessee Titans
C. Wright Pinson, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Rob E. Porter
President & Chief Executive Officer of Civil Site Design Group, PLLC
Old Hickory, TN
Edward Powell, Jr. Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer of IPX, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer of Crain Construction, Inc.
*Mark G. Riggins
Owner of Mark Riggins & Associates Insurance Agency
Michael Spalding, M.D.
Founder, President and Chairman of Equal Chance for Education & Urologist, Private Practice (retired)
Partner at Rudy Winstead Turner, PLLC.
Edward L. Thackston, P.E., Ph.D.
Chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University (retired)
William L. Vallett
Chief Executive Officer of Lochinvar Corporation & President of WVF Holdings, LLC
Old Hickory, TN
Robert N. Vero, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer at Centerstone of Tennessee
Judge John D. Wooten, Jr.
Circuit Court Judge for the Fifteenth Circuit Court in Tennessee
*Alfred A. Adams
*William D. Castleman
Robert N. Clement, M.B.A., D. Lit. Ltrs.
Sandra W. Duncan
Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Jim K. Lancaster, D. Lit. Ltrs. (Hon.)
Lynn Lester, R.N.
Robert H. Traeger
* indicates Cumberland University alumni