2019-2020 Catalog

Board of Trust

Cumberland University is operated by a self-perpetuating Board of Trust. Trustees represent broad and varied interests, abilities, and experiences. The Board of Trust is charged with making policy decisions and ensuring the future advancement of Cumberland University. The Trustees are divided into annual classes, emeritus members and a life trustee.

*Alumni of Cumberland University


Winstead P. Bone, III *, Chairman

J. Randall Clemmons *, Vice Chairman
Robert N. Vero, Secretary
Jacqueline W. Cowden *, Member
J. Roderick Hellar, III, Member
William C. Koch, Jr., Member
Robert L. McDonald, Member
J. Samuel Natcher, Member
Lewis Rankin*, Member
Michael J. Spalding, Member

Class of 2019

J. Randall Clemons*
Lebanon, TN
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Wilson Bank and Trust

Jacqueline W. Cowden*
Lebanon, TN
Owner, Custom Packaging Incorporated (Retired)

William C. Koch, Jr.
Nashville, TN
Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court (Retired)
President and Dean, Nashville School of Law

Lewis W. Rankin*
Brentwood, TN
Chief Executive Officer (retired)
Crain Construction Incorportated

Robert N. Vero
Gallatin, TN
Chief Executive Officer, Centerstone, Tennessee

Class of 2020

W. Joseph Adams
Lebanon, TN
Main Street Property Management, LLC

J. Samuel Hatcher*
Lebanon, TN
Chief Executive Officer, First Light

J. Roderick Heller, III
Franklin, TN
Attorney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Carnton Capital Associates

Robert L. McDonald
Old Hickory, TN
President, CedarStone Bank

Thomas P. Pate
Smyrna, TN
Vice President Operations Business Model and New Unit Openings
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Incorporated

Mark G. Riggins*
Cumming, GA
Owner, Delta Financial Services

Edward L. Thackston
Nashville, TN
Emeritus Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University

William L. Vallett, Jr.
Old Hickory, TN
Chief Executive Officer
Lochinvar, LLC

John Van Mol
Nashville, TN
Founding Partner, DVL Seigenthaler Public Relations & Advertising

Class of 2021

Winstead P. Bone, III*
Lebanon, TN
Partner, Wilson County Motor Company

André L. Churchwell
Brentwood, TN
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer, Vanderbilt University

Cathy F. Gracey*
Nashville, TN
Independent Health and Wellness Professional

Charles V. Hagood*
Goodlettesville, TN
Partner, Practice Leader
Press Ganey, Incorporated

Damon H. Petty
Nashville, TN

Michael J. Spalding
Nashville, TN
President, Equal Chance for Education

John D. Wootten, Jr.
Lafayette, TN
Circuit Court Judge, 15th Judicial District
State of Tennessee

Class of 2022

Laura A. Daily
Lebanon, TN
Senior Vice President of Retail, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Michael A. Moscardelli
Lebanon, TN
Businessman and Entrepreneur

Rob E. Porter
Lebanon, TN
President and CEO, Civil Site Design Group

G. Edward Powell
Nashville, TN
CEO,Intellectual Property Management

Life Trustee

Robert C. Bone Lebanon, TN
Physician (Retired)

Trustee Emeritus

Alfred A. Adams, III
Lebanon, TN
Businessman, Insurance (Retired)

Martha M. Bradshaw
Nashville, TN
Vice President for Development, Chi Omega Fraternity (Retired)

William D. Castleman*
Goodlettsville, TN

Robert N. Clement
Nashville, TN
Former President, Cumberland University
Former United States Representative (5th District, Tennessee)

Sandra Duncan
Nashville, TN
Vice President, Tenco Services, Inc.

Albert A. Gore, Jr.
Nashville, TN
Former Vice President, United States of America and United State Senator and Representative

Jim K. Lancaster
Lebanon, TN
Agency Manager, Farm Bureau Insurance (Retired)

Lynn H. Lester
Lebanon, TN
Businesswoman and Civic Leader

Robert H. Traeger
Nashville, TN
Vice President, and General Manager, Toshiba America, Incorporated (Retired)