PAUL STUMB IV, Ph.D. — President, Cumberland University

Speaker Friday, March 31, 2023

A Degree Beyond Yourself

We believe your college experience should be intensely personal, intellectually challenging, and full of meaningful moments. Join a community who will help you rise and reach your greatest potential

Rise and Succeed

Whether you want to impact the next generation as a teacher, care with confidence in healthcare, or be a pioneer in tomorrow’s top industries, we can help you rise academically, and prepare for a lifetime of success.

That is how Cumberland University defines itself and is led by Paul Stumb IV, Ph.D

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Paul Cavert Stumb, IV, was named President of Cumberland University on August 26, 2015. He has served Cumberland University since 2003, when he became an Adjunct Professor, a capacity in which he served for two years before becoming Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business. During his tenure as President, Cumberland has seen record enrollment growth, record fundraising, and developed a Strategic Plan that respects the University’s rich, 180-year history, while positioning it for academic distinction and excellence in the current landscape of higher education. 

He retired from the US Navy Reserves with the rank of Commander. 

Prior to joining Cumberland University, Dr. Stumb enjoyed a successful career in the business sector.

Dr. Stumb is a member of a number of professional and honor societies, and deeply involved in civic and professional activities.

Dr. Stumb is married to Dr. Cristy Stumb, a CU alum and former faculty member, who now owns and operates Stumb Healthcare Professionals, a primary care clinic in Carthage, TN. Together they have four grown children and seven grandchildren.

 Our Current Speaker Schedule

4/5/24David A. Smith — Sports and Wagering in TN – TN Sports Wagering Council
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5/3/24Casey Campbell, Principal “Our Vision At Cockrill Elementary School”
5/10/24Sara Figel, Director, Nashville Conflict Center
5/17/24The Intersection of Business and Sustainability and how to Benefit from It

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