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Cumberlands’ Dean of Student Life Honored with Outstanding Achievement Award


Williamsburg, Ky. - Linda Carter, dean of student life, recently received an award from the College Personnel Association of Kentucky. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes special individuals who have made an impact on the field of student services.

The award was presented to her by University of the Cumberlands alumnae Emily Coleman, dean of student life at Midway College.

The qualifications for this award include one who has experience in administration dealing with student services and one who contributes to the advancements of this field.

Carter, a veteran in the field, has devoted twenty-eight years of service to the University of the Cumberlands.

"I have had an opportunity to be apart of something great here at the University of the Cumberlands," said Carter.

Over the years, Carter has seen the student enrollment increase steadily. In fact, while she has been dean of student life, she has witnessed the construction of three new resident halls in addition to Cumberlands six other dormitory facilities. Carter has also been instrumental in the development of Cumberlands INSIGHTS program, which helps students make the transition from high school to college.

In receiving this award, Carter said, "I was honored. It’s always a honor to be recognized and it’s an honor for the school."

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and 9 pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, non-traditional programs for adults.