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Cumberlands honors retiree Harold Hubbard


Williamsburg, KY. - On Thursday, April 24th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) honored retiree Harold Hubbard at the 22nd Annual Faculty-Staff Dinner.

Harold Hubbard (aka Frosty) was born at Brightshade in Clay County, Kentucky. He attended Oneida Baptist Institute and Clay County High School. Continuing his education, he earned a Bachelor of Science from Berea College and the Master of Business Administration from University of Kentucky. He also earned a Certified Public Accountant designation from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Hubbard arrived at Cumberland College in 1960 to teach business and accounting. In 1962, he left to become the chief accountant at National Standard Company, but he returned to Cumberland in 1966. His commitment to students and teaching at Cumberland has included serving as Chair of the Business Administration Department, sponsor of Phi Beta Lambda (Business Honor Society), sponsor of Students in Free Enterprise, as well as serving on numerous curriculum, catalog and insurance committees.

Additionally, Hubbard has served on the Cumberlands Athletic Committee since 1966 and at times has served as Chair and as Faculty Athletic Representative. In 2008, University of the Cumberlands made him an Honorary Alumnus. He was inducted into the Cumberland Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 and the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2012.

Hubbard began working closely with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 1974. Since then, he has served as Eligibility Chair for the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC), Mid- South Conference, NAIA District 32, Region XI, and Association of Independent Institutions. Hubbard has served on the NAIA National Eligibility Committee and the Constitution & By-Laws Committee.

Outside of the University he has served as the Chair of Professional Home Health Advisory Board, Board of Directors and Chair for the Audit Committee at Williamsburg National Bank, Board of Directors and Audit Committee at Forcht Bank in Lexington.

Hubbard remarked, “"My greatest joy from my Cumberland experience has been the acquaintances I have made during the past 50 years. So many faculty, staff, and, most of all, students have deeply touched my life. I have no regrets and if I had the chance to do it all over, I would do it exactly the same way."

Hubbard was married to the late Virginia Corey Hubbard. He has two sons, David and Phil, and one granddaughter Emily.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.