Cumberland University Board of Trust Elects New Trustees

Cumberland University announced today that three new trustees have been elected to the Board of Trust. Jack D. Lowery was elected to the board in January 2021 and Hal Bone and Jessica Fain were elected during the Board of Trust Spring Meeting on Wednesday, June 16. 

“Cumberland is fortunate to have each of these talented professionals join our board,” said Stumb. “They demonstrate strong leadership and skill sets in their areas of expertise and are deeply committed to our university and our community. I speak on behalf of the entire university when I say we are thrilled to have these new trustees join our board.” 

Hal Bone is a Lebanon native and co-founder of The Pavilion, one of the top long-term care facilities in Middle Tennessee. Bone completed his undergraduate degree at Cumberland University and his Masters in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. He began his career in residential construction and expanded into real estate sales, commercial construction and land development. He is married to Tracey (Landers) Bone and is the father of five children.

Jessica Fain currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. Fain holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and a Masters in Business Administration from Cumberland University. She has worked with YMCA of Middle Tennessee for 19 years, and served in a variety of roles including Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Fain and her husband Mark reside in Lebanon. 

Jack D. “JD” Lowery is a Lebanon native and currently serves as CEO of LoJac Companies and Senior Partner of Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC. Lowery has practiced law for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts and went on to graduate from Nashville School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and joined in practice with his father, eventually forming their current firm of Lowery, Lowery & Cherry. Lowery is married to Susannah and they have three children together. 

The new trustees will begin their terms on the board immediately. For a full list of the Cumberland University Board of Trust, visit

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