Cumberland University appoints Staci Galentine as Interim Vice President for Advancement. Staci displays a true devotion to learning and leadership and brings valuable experience to Cumberland University, including experience in fundraising, event logistics, strategic planning, driving results, strengthening operational excellence and leadership roles.
In Galentine’s new role, she will be responsible for leading the Office of Advancement in increasing understanding and support of the University, generally in the form of alumni relations and fundraising initiatives. She aims to lead the charge that engages all University stakeholders to share in the vision and future of Cumberland, which directly impacts the student experience and reaches out into our communities.
A Kentucky native, Galentine graduated from Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in science. Prior to joining CU, Mrs. Galentine was self-employed working in fundraising and event logistics for multiple not for profits and for profits throughout the Southeast, such as Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Sisken Children’s Institute, and Greater Birmingham Humane Society. She co-owned a retail clothing store called Southern Threads Company based in Kentucky. She is a lifetime member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Mrs. Galentine is a member of several local charities and organizations such as Wilson One, The Wilson County Homeless Coalition, Volunteers of America and Mother to Mother.
Mrs. Galentine is married to hit songwriter Bryan Wayne Galentine and they have two truly amazing boys, Grayson and Bennett, who love to follow Cumberland Athletics, especially baseball, basketball and football. She loves to read, travel and run, though “running” often means from one sporting event to another with her young boys. Her favorite quote is from Maya Angelou: “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”