Middle TN is unequivocally THE best community in the World. Because others have figured that out, I believe it is imperative that we carefully plan and manage our continuing growth.
Paul was appointed president of Cumberland University in 2015. Before becoming president, Paul served as a faculty member and Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business.
Prior to joining Cumberland University, Paul had a successful business career, working for Georgia Pacific Corp and American Corrugated, among other businesses. In addition, Paul gave 26 years of service to the US Navy Reserves, where he retired with the rank of Commander.
Paul is a graduate of the Navy War College Strategy and Policy Program, Auburn University (BS), University of Tennessee-Knoxville (MS, PhD), and Cumberland University (MEd). He and his wife, Cristy, have four children, six grand-children, and one dog. In his spare time he enjoys flying his single-engine plane and playing contract bridge and racquet sports.