July 13, 2019 10:09:36 PM
A veteran alumni relations professional is assuming additional duties at Mississippi University for Women.
Lyndsay Cumberland, who has served in alumni relations since 2011, is now director of Alumni Relations and Donor Engagement, effective July 1. She is a 2007 paralegal studies graduate of The W.
"This new position reflects Lyndsay's continued growth in her position and her ability to engage at all levels with our alumni," said Andrea Stevens, executive director of Development and Alumni. "She will be a strong asset in continuing to involve alumni in the life of the university."
Cumberland said that she is excited to build on relationships that she has established over the past eight years. "As a graduate of The W, it has been a joy to connect with our alumni in areas around the country," she said. "I will enjoy continuing to interact with those I know, forming new relationships, and taking all relationships to the next level. Alumni have so much to offer in terms of time, talent and enthusiasm for the work of The W."
The W currently has alumni chapters in over a dozen cities, she said. "I will work with our alumni on potential giving opportunities, and I will continue to make alumni relations a core professional commitment," she said.
A native of Columbus, Cumberland was active in the local Civitan Club, where she served as president. She is now active in P.E.O. Chapter AB, serving as recording secretary. It is an organization that supports educational opportunities for young women.
She is married to Jonathan Cumberland, a 2009 graduate of The W, and they have two daughters, Olivia Grace and Elizabeth Noel. The Cumberlands are members of First Baptist Church.
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