McKee Named Vice President

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Cumberland University has named Dr. C. William “Bill” McKee as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs. McKee most recently served as Professor of Education and Public Service Management. He is a published author and has engaged in a variety of research projects including a biographical study of United States Supreme Court Justice Horace Harman Lurton (a Cumberland University graduate); Rear Admiral Fran McKee (the first woman appointed as an unrestricted Admiral in the United States Navy); and, with co-researchers Dr. W. Mark Tew of Howard Payne University and Dr. William Ritchie of Keiser University, a study on faculty development opportunities in institutions of higher education located in the Southern United States. He regularly serves as a higher education consultant, workshop leader, and presenter at both local and regional conferences. He has served Cumberland as the Executive Vice President and Dean and operated as an administrator at GeorgiaSouthwestern State University.