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CU Board of Trust holds fall meeting

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Pictured, from left: Cumberland University President Paul Stumb and his wife, Cristy Stumb, Judge Bill Koch, Susan McDonald and Bob McDonald, chairman of the CU Board of Trust and CEO and president of CedarStone Bank, pose for a photo following the univer

Stumb: University making 'important strides and progress'

The Cumberland University Board of Trust recently held its fall meeting, where the board welcomed new members Judge William C. Koch, W. Larry Cash and Lewis W. Rankin.

"Our fall board meeting was very productive and exciting as we discussed our recent accomplishments and reviewed our upcoming objectives," said CU Board of Trust Chairman and CedarStone Bank President and CEO Bob McDonald. "The board is delighted with the direction of the university under President Paul Stumb. He and his team are doing an outstanding job."

As Cumberland celebrates its 175th anniversary, it also celebrates the largest enrollment in its history with nearly 30 percent year-over-year growth in the student body. The university's residence halls, parking lots and classrooms are now filled to near maximum capacity. Cumberland is exploring new and innovative ways to accommodate the increasing demand for a CU education.

"This year, the student body consists of students from 60 of the 95 counties across the state of Tennessee, 32 of the 50 U.S. states and 28 foreign countries," Stumb noted. "Since the board approved our new strategic plan earlier this year, the entire management team at CU has been focused on successful execution of that plan. Particularly, the top three priorities identified in that plan are: growing revenue, increasing support from friends and communities and improving and enhancing campus facilities.

"While we still have plenty of opportunities ahead of us, we have made important strides and progress against each of these three top priorities."

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