ASHLEY BATEMAN

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Virtual Counselor
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Office of Academic Affairs

LARRY VAUGHAN

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Director of Institutional Research
lvaughan@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1222
Alumni Hall
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B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Larry Vaughan graduated with a BBA from Middle Tennessee State University in 1981 and worked in public accounting for 15 years.  In October 1996 he became the Director of Financial Aid at Cumberland University.  In 2006 he turned financial aid over to Beatrice LaChance and he helped create the Office of Institutional Research.  

LORRAINE (LORI) SCHOCK

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Associate Registrar
lschock@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1227
Memorial Hall, Room 116
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A.C.Ed., Moody Bible Institute
B.A., Judson University
Lori Schock grew up in the Southeastern portion of Michigan.  She attended Moody Bible Institute, in Chicago, IL, where she earned a degree in Christian Education/Music.  She continued to Judson University in Elgin, IL, where she received a degree in Elementary Education.  Before employment with Cumberland in 2016, she was employed as a classroom teacher with Lebanon Special School District and McClain Christian Academy.

WILLIAM (RUSTY) RICHARDSON

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Executive Director of Community Relations and External Affairs, and Instructor
rrichardson@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1257
Memorial Hall, Room 108
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Office of Academic Affairs
B.S., University of Tampa
M.S.P., Cumberland University
M.B.A., Cumberland University
  Rusty has been at Cumberland University since November 2011 serving as the Vice President for Advancement and later in his current role as Executive Director of Community Relations & External Affairs. He is a seasoned veteran with almost 40 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. In his current role, Rusty is responsible for the many of the major events held by Cumberland such as the Phoenix Ball, Notes for Nurses, and Founders’ Day celebration. He also serves as the representative for Cumberland University at many local events in the community.  Prior to coming to Cumberland, Rusty served as president of the Phi Delta Theta Foundation headquartered in Oxford, Ohio. Rusty is active with the Lebanon Rotary Club having held the offices of President and Treasurer. He and his wife Kathy belong to the First United Methodist Church. He is an avid racquetball player and fisherman. 

LAUREN PEDIGO

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Associate Registrar for Dual Enrollment
lpedigo@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1321
Memorial Hall, Room 116
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A.S., Volunteer State Community College
B. A., Cumberland University
Lauren was born and raised on a farm in Macon County, where she still resides today. She is a 2013 graduate of Macon County High School.  Lauren is a single mom to my tough-as-nails, 2.5 year old daughter, Adah Kate Pedigo.  As the daughter of Cumberland alumna, her mom aided in her love for CU at a very early age. From the age of 5, she knew Cumberland was where she wanted to go to college when she got older. Lauren lived her dream when she walked across the stage in front of Memorial Hall in May 2020.  She is a graduate of the School of Humanities, English, and the Arts, with a B.A. in Humanities and Social Sciences with a double concentration in Education and English. After graduation, she began working for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security until finding the opportunity to come "home". She feels like Cumberland has given her so much over the years, she would like to give back, here in the Registrar's office.   

TAMARA PAVAN

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University Registrar
tpavan@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1228
Memorial Hall, Room 116
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A.A., Northeastern Christian Junior College
B.S., Ohio Valley University
Tammi Pavan is the University Registrar and has been employed by Cumberland since July of 2009.  Prior to coming to Cumberland she served as the Registrar for Ohio Valley University.   Mrs. Pavan earned an Associate of Arts degree from Northeastern Christian Junior College, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Ohio Valley University.  Previous to working in Higher Education she worked in the financial services industry as a Supervisor of Broker Dealer Operations and Wire Trade Specialist holding a series 7 and 24 License.  

C. WILLIAM (BILL) MCKEE

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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor
bmckee@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1311
Memorial Hall, Room 116
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The School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dr. C. William (Bill) McKee is currently Cumberland University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Education and Public Service Management. He has served the institution in a number of other administrative posts including Executive Vice President and Dean. Additionally, he was previously an administrator at Georgia Southwestern State University. A Nashville native, Dr. McKee graduated from the University School of Nashville (USN) and then earned the B.S. in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), the M.Ed. in Counseling and Student Personnel from Auburn University, and the Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). Additionally, he is a graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Academic Leadership Institute, the American Council of Education/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Stevens Institute on Leadership and Administration, as well as the University of Georgia Leadership Institute. Believing that part of the responsibility of a great University is to impact the community, Dr. McKee practices as well as teaches public service management. He devotes many hours of volunteer service to provide leadership in a variety of governmental and not-for-profit agencies and organizations in middle Tennessee. His involvement in the campus community includes advising Alpha Lambda Delta (the freshman honor society) and Omicron Delta Kappa (the national leadership honor society). Current teaching responsibilities for Dr. McKee include graduate courses in public service such as community issues, professional communications, and public policy, and an undergraduate class in the foundation and history of education. Dr. McKee’s research interests and projects include researching with co-researcher Carolyn Bridges Gregory the political and biographical sketches of the 36 individuals who have served as Tennessee Secretaries of State, developing biographical studies on United States Supreme Court Justice Horace Harman Lurton (a Cumberland University graduate), and Rear Admiral Fran McKee (the first woman appointed as an unrestricted Admiral in the history of the United States Navy); working with co-researchers W. Mark Tew, Th.D., William F. Ritchie, Ph.D., and Susan M. (Mitzy) Johnson-Mills, M.S. on studying faculty development opportunities in higher education; and collaborating with Joshua M. Hayden, Ed.D. on both faculty leadership on college and university campuses. Dr. McKee regularly serves as a consultant to institutions of higher education, is a workshop leader, and presenter at both local and regional conferences.

ETHAN LANNOM

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Director of Student Success and Instructor
elannom@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1295
Learning and Career Commons, Room 122
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B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A.T., Middle Tennessee State University
Mr. Ethan Lannom began working at Cumberland University in fall of 2019 as the Director of Student Success.  He also teaches Foundations of Scholarship and Learning and has taught Spanish at the university since 2016. Prior to arriving at Cumberland, he taught Spanish courses at Lipscomb University, Nashville State Community College and Columbia State Community College. Mr. Lannom holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and Foreign Language with a concentration in Spanish.  His graduate education is a Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in foreign languages.  

SHERIDAN HENSON

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Executive Director of Academic Support, and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
shenson@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1315
Learning and Career Commons
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The School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.P., Cumberland University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University
With well over a decade of service to Cumberland University, Dr. Sheridan Henson has served across campus in administrative support, graduate admissions, and academic support services. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in English (B.A. '04) from the University of Tennessee, a Masters of Science in Public Service Management (M.S. '09) from Cumberland University, and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D. '16) from Trevecca Nazarene University. Currently, Dr. Henson oversees the curriculum and teaches in the first-year experience course known as Foundations of Scholarship and Learning (FSL) currently taught by a cadre of over 20 faculty members hailing from multiple disciplines. At the graduate level, Dr. Henson has the privilege to teach Organizational Behavior, Conflict Resolution, and Leadership in the Masters of Public Service Management program. As a university administrator and campus leader, Dr. Henson directs the Academic Success Center which contains the Offices of Student Success, Career Services and Internships, the Chaplain, Retention and TN Promise Services, and the Writing Center. In his role as a catalyst for student social integration, Dr. Henson serves as the faculty advisor for the Theta Prime Chapter of The Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the Cumberland Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the Tennessee Lambda Chapter of Alpha Chi, and the Cumberland Chapter of Gamma Beta Phi.
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