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IT Support Specialist
Labry Hall
Office of Information Technology


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Director of IT and Security / Instructor
(615) 547-6364
Memorial Hall, Room 110
Adjunct Faculty, Staff
Office of Information Technology
The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business
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 undergraduate degree 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 Administrator. 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. With over 10+ years in the information technology field, Melissa is excited to extend her career in higher education serving as the Director of Information Technology for Cumberland University.


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IT Support Services Manager
(615) 453-6379
Labry Hall
Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security, Office of Information Technology
B.S., Cumberland University


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Senior Software Developer
(615) 547-1258
Labry Hall, Room 006
Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security, Office of Information Technology
B.B.A., Morehead State University
M.B.A., Morehead State University
M.A.S.M., Cumberland 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 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. Some of his skills include web page design utilizing HTML, stylesheets, Javascript, jQuery and C# .Net coding for User experience/user interface (UX/UI) single page applications.

His accounting clients included Deloitte in Hermitage, Tennessee from 1998-2000, 2007 & 2008. A year working the Space Coast with Harris Corp in Melbourne Florida, assigned to formulate SQL database development as a Software Engineer III for the Government Communications Division in 2005.  Others included Genworth Financial in Brentwood for data migrations, and Lender Processing Services in Jacksonville for the HAMP loan program.

Other clients in health care or service organizations including BCBS of Florida, American Healthways, Vanderbilt UMC patient tracking, and Emdeon (WebMD) utilizing database programming skills for dashboard reporting. 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.


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Enterprise Support Administrator
(615) 453-6339
Labry Hall, Room 006
Office of Campus/Food/Housing/Security, Office of Information Technology
A+ Certified Hardware Technician

Scott Clancy is the Desktop Imaging Manager for Cumberland University. His hometown is Worcester Massachusetts.

His field of study is Electronics General-Computer Hardware and Imaging. Also Hardware Component repair, soldering, workarounds. He specializes in encrypted secure messaging systems and networks.

Scott acquired his credentials through   A+ C.O.M.T.I.A Computer certification group.

Dell Computer Servicing and warranty communication.

Mr. Clancy is outgoing, he has foresight with pessimism cautious for unintentional consequences. His objective is always honesty.

Scott is a free thinker out of the box. He is also musically inclined.

One is his many accomplishments include being Re certified by Dell several times in the past.

He has saved allot of equipment from the junk pile, using a soldering iron and a nickels worth of solder.

Outside of work he is in to computer secured networks, Radio Controlled Airplanes and helicopters, Paranormal, Music, and gourmet home cooking.

He attended Worcester Boys Trade School, in Worcester Massachusetts.