ADAM STOUT

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Network Technician
astout@cumberland.edu
(615) 453-6367
Labry Hall
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security
Adam Stout was born under the sign of the Bull, in the beginning of an abundant summer. Fate was kind and bestowed upon the young one with a quiet, watchful curiosity that would only grow. Always inquisitive with how technological mechanics worked, he would aspire to be an intelligent tinker accompanied with a mischievous side that would only show well after the antic was discovered. Most inconvenient! The craft he sowed was bestowed upon him from the mythical scribe societies of Nashvillian State and Technological Tennessee Universities. Here, he would study his trade for years and discover the art of Fencing, a skill sure to set any rapscallion tripping over their dastardly feet! The mad lad would experience a multitude of occupations, such as a high low tier electronic specialist contracted to the Guild of MartWal and a circuitry disciple to the secretive sector known as Intelligent Solution, on a journey that would one day lead the traveler to the next chapter of the doorstep to destiny, the Land of Cumber IT. Thrown into a pit of other eager competitors, all envious of the honorable position of Technician, only one would emerge triumphant. Like locust flies, each would fall from the skies with only the harsh hiss of the wind to accompany their failure, until all that remained was the young man. Tall and unwavering, he ascended to take his place among the Internet Elders and was declared, essential. Legend says that to this day, those that pay homage to him and ask for help in their time of need often find the issues that would plague or hinder them, disappear, as if it was never there to begin with.  

NICHOLAS REYNOLDS

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IT Support Specialist
nreynolds@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-6370
Labry Hall
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security
B.S., Cumberland University

MARINO RANCIER

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Systems Administrator
mrancier@cumberland.edu
(615) 453-6400
Labry Hall, Room 006
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security
A.S., Salesian Technical Institute
Marino Rancier originally trained as an Electrical Engineer, his passion has always been the IT Field, where he poured over 25 years.  Although his career started many years ago in the Dominican Republic, he spent two decades working information Technologies in the United States.  Marino has gone through almost every aspect of the industry:  From Data entry to on-premises support, to phone support and, ultimately, Network Analyst @Cumberland.  His duties consist of maintaining network connected devices and platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, etc.), spanning 3 locations, with emphasis on networking hardware and services for our Faculty and Staff and, first and foremost, our students.   

LIBBY OGUIN

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Director of Student Life
loguin@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1390
Labry Hall, Room 126
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security
B.S., Cumberland University
M.S., Cumberland University

Originally from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Libby O’Guin has served in the Student Life arena for the university since 1999. While attending Cumberland University as an undergraduate, Libby received academic and athletic scholarships and served as a member of the CU Softball team. Other organizations she joined included Pi Gamma Mu, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Chi, Psychology Club, President’s Association of Students, and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Athletic Honors included All Conference, All Region, and MVP for 1997. Libby also received the Miss Cumberland Award in 1997.

The area of Student Life continues to be her passion along with mentoring students. She is direct advisor to Student Government Association, Best Buddies, and the Student Programming Board. She has also served as a TN Achieves Student Mentor since 2018. Libby also spends much of her time helping at her local church with events for the community, teaching children’s classes, and helping with the middle and high school age youth. She enjoys partnering the CU students with local community service agencies and also serves as a member of the Wilson County Health Council. Libby enjoys volunteering with MJ Little League, the Down Syndrome Association of Middle TN, and Best Buddies while regularly donating to United Way and the Community Help Center. She has been married to Justin Thomas O’Guin since 2004 and has one daughter, Abby, born in 2005 and one son, Griffin, born in 2010.

 

SCOTTY LEWIS

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Director, Campus Safety and Security
slewis@cumberland.edu
(615) 476-3061
Mitchell Student Center
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security
Scotty serves as the Director, Campus Safety and Security. He is responsible for the executive oversight and delivery of safety and security services and programs on campus.  With over thirty (30) years of highly decorated law enforcement, safety, and security experience, including but not limited to executive leadership positions as the Chief of Police, for the City of Carthage, the Director of Investigations for the State of Tennessee under Governor Sundquist and Governor Bredsen and subsequently promoted to Deputy Director/Special Agent under  Governor Haslam, Mr. Lewis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to bear on the CU  campus.  During his career in law enforcement, as well as being P.O.S.T. certified, Mr. Lewis completed multiple law enforcement security and safety centric programs and is a 2002 graduate of the Government Management Institute at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  As for working on the team at Cumberland University, Mr. Lewis simply states, “It is one of the most rewarding opportunities of my life. To help a student and protect the CU community, I know of nothing more important I could do with my life”.  Mr. Lewis and his family reside in his native Smith County, where he serves as Vice-Chair of the Smith County Board of Education.

KURT GORHAM

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Senior Software Developer
kgorham@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1258
Labry Hall, Room 006
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security
B.B.A., Morehead State University
M.B.A., Morehead State University
   Mr. Kurt Gorham joined Cumberland University in the summer of 2017 as a Senior Software Developer, with primary responsibilities focused on keeping CAMs stable, current, and functional to all university faculty, staff and student populations.  This also includes the duties of maintaining the integrity of the associated Cams Enterprise as its primary database administrator. Other duties include integrations, automations of software projects for the Business Office, and other recent data acquisition activities flowing to/from CAMs with creation of Apply for college admission application, besides day-to-day troubleshooting needs of IT concerns. In the twenty years prior to joining Cumberland University, Mr. Gorham designed, built and implemented many software projects for Fortune 500 clients in the Southeast United States as a contract consultant. His clients included Deloitte in Hermitage, Tennessee from 1998-2000, a year with Harris Corp in Melbourne Florida, assigned to SQL development as a Software Engineer III to the Government Communications division in 2005.  Clients in health care or service organizations including BCBS of Florida, American Healthways, Vanderbilt UMC, and Emdeon (WebMD) utilizing database programming skills. There were numerous contracts with government entities: including TVA, State of Tennessee, and Metro Nashville Public Schools. His projects mostly focused on financial reporting, real-time transactional processing, populating data warehouse repositories, or Procurement software development. There were projects in life insurance for CNA Life, Lamar Life & Bradford Life.  Several clients for the hospitality sector, working with Smith Travel Research (STR) in 2015 for corporate performance reporting, and TravLynx in 2012 that hosts a centralized reservation system for 10|000+ hotel properties, hosted in the cloud environment. Both are located in Hendersonville Tennessee. Before relocating to Middle Tennessee in the Spring of 1997, Mr. Gorham worked in Central Kentucky, including Toyota Tsusho, a Systems Analyst role assigned to the Georgetown facility based out of offices on Madison Avenue in Manhattan NY from 1990-94, coding inventory control / accounting programming in COBOL. Other database development with Cross-Sell, an automotive research that tracks vehicle sales across 28 states. Produced a monthly automotive sales reports from 1994-97 for many automotive clients, banks, and government agencies. Early in his career, Mr. Gorham taught Computer Programming in higher education beginning in fall of 1983 as a Graduate Assistant at Morehead State University, A promotion in 1984 to a Systems Analyst, a teaching only role covering BASIC Programming thru August 1985.   In the fall of 1985, he took the role of Associate Professor at Hillsborough Community College, on the historic Ybor City, a block from cigar rollers, on a campus teaching COBOL, Fortran, and microcomputer courses to Tampa, Florida students. The following year found Mr. Gorham teaching COBOL programming Wildcat country at the University of Kentucky campus for two years, and faculty advisor to Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity. Shortly thereafter Mr. Gorham took the role of an evening part-time adjunct Instructor with Sullivan College in 1987 at Lexington Kentucky campus until 1992. Kurt Gorham earned his Master of Business Administration in 1984 focusing primarily on Accounting and Finance immediately after completing his Bachelor of Business Administration with primary focus on Computer Science from Morehead State University in 1983, located in the Appalachian foothills in Morehead Kentucky.  Mr. Gorham graduated from Rowan County High School in 1977 in the same city. Kurt Gorham is pursuing his second Master’s degree with current coursework focusing on Sports Management at Cumberland University.  

JERRY ENGLAND III

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Director of Information Technology
jengland@cumberland.edu
(615) 453-6364
Memorial Hall, Room 110
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security

ANDREA DAVIS

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Coordinator, Student Disability Services
adavis@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1286
Labry Hall, Room 226
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security
B.A., Cumberland University
M.S.P., Cumberland University

STEPHANIE DAVIS

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Dean of Students and Instructor
sdavis@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1387
Labry Hall, Room 206
Staff
Office of Campus Services and Security
B.B.A., Cumberland University
M.S.P., Cumberland University
Stephanie Davis began working at Cumberland University in 1995. She is currently Dean of Students. Previously she served as Director of Admissions, Director of Student Affairs and  Executive Director of Facility Services. She has coordinated numerous activities, Homecoming Weekends, Commencement ceremonies, and The Phoenix Ball during her time at the University.  She teaches the Freshman Service Learning (FSL) course each fall semester. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Cumberland in December of 1994 and her Masters of Science in Public Service Management in May of 2015.
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