JOEY A. CLARK

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Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
jclark@cumberland.edu
615-547-1307
Catron Alumni House
Staff
Office of Marketing and Communications
B.A., The University of Tennessee Knoxville
M.ED., Middle Tennessee State University

Joey Clark joined the Cumberland University family as Executive Director of Marketing and Communications in July of 2022. Clark is a Wilson County native and was born and raised in Lebanon, TN.

After graduating from Lebanon High School in 2010, Clark went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) and a Master of Higher Education Administration and Supervision from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Joey is responsible for leading the strategic efforts of the Marketing and Communications team as they create and sustain a comprehensive and coordinated communications and marketing plan aimed to help all branches of the university attain their goals and objectives. In order to achieve these goals, Joey and his team use a variety of platforms including both digital and print marketing materials, media relations, social media, the university website, external communications and a number of community partnerships.

KARI SMITH

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Director of Enrollment Services
kesmith@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1243
Memorial Hall
Staff
Office of Enrollment, Admissions, and Student Financial Services
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Kari is joining us from Lipscomb University where she spent almost 4 years in Graduate Recruitment and Operations. Her specialty focused on improving graduate recruitment processes and training faculty/staff on admissions systems.

Kari has a Bachelor’s Degree from MTSU and all but her thesis completed in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Kari is a native of Nashville, but has lived in Lebanon for the past two years. She is happily married to her husband Aaron and has two girls, Scarlett (7) and Violet (6).

JESSICA PERKINS

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Catering Manager
catering@cumberland.edu
Staff
Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security

MELISSA PAGE

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Director of Information Technology
mpage@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-6364
Memorial Hall, Room 110
Staff
Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security, Office of Information Technology
B.S., Kaplan University
M.S., Kaplan University

Melissa was raised on a farm in Olmstead, Kentucky. After graduating high school, she moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky where she pursued her undergrad while working at Dell. At the same time, she worked with Stanford hospital during their implementation of the new electronic medical records software (EPIC).

After 4+ years at Dell, she moved into Information Technology for the automotive industry as an Information Technology Admin. Melissa has now worn many hats in the automotive industry. She has helped open new buildings, implemented several new software, hardware, and process improvements. She has helped migrate the automotive companies she has worked with from antiquated systems to current technology. During this time, she also completed her Master of Science in Information Technology (MS-IT). Later Melissa pursued and completed her ITIL v4 Foundation Certificate.

Melissa also joined several communities during her time with automotive. She joined the Women’s Network as an events coordinator and was later promoted to the Communications Chair. The Women’s network is composed of ITW employees from different backgrounds. This is a leadership group designed to help women find their way around a male dominated industry. Melissa was also a member of Young Professional Network that is focused around helping build future leaders.

Melissa is married to Jamie Page. Together, they have a daughter. In their free time, Melissa and her family enjoy traveling when they can. With over 10+ years in the information technology field Melissa is excited to begin her career in higher education serving as the Director of Information Technology for Cumberland University.

THOMAS MCPHAIL

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Contractor
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Athletic Department

JOEY LEACH

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Site Manager for Lee Company
jleach@cumberland.edu
(615) 856-9810
Alumni Hall
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Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security

CAROLINE HAYNES

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Alumni Relations Coordinator
CAHaynes@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1362
Catron Alumni House
Staff
Office of Advancement
B.S.S.G., Middle Tennessee University

MIKE GUINN

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Postmaster
mguinn@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1411
Post Office
Staff
Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

LOGAN CHITWOOD

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Director of Dining Services
lchitwood@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1340
Phillips Dining Hall
Staff
Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security
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