Dr. Jerry Jackson is chancellor at University of the Cumberlands. As chancellor, Dr. Jackson oversees university enrollment, communications and marketing, and student affairs, performing data analysis and helping ensure effective student recruitment, enrollment, and retention. His leadership has played a role in huge enrollment growth for Cumberlands, helping the school become Kentucky’s largest and fastest-growing private university. Cumberlands’ enrollment increased 350 percent from 2007 to 2017, earning recognition from the Chronicle of Higher Education as the fourth fastest-growing university in the nation at the time.

Before coming to Cumberlands, Dr. Jackson served in leadership roles at three other private colleges in Tennessee and Kentucky. As Vice President of Enrollment at each college, Dr. Jackson has provided senior leadership for Admissions, Financial Aid, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, and College Communications offices.

Dr. Jackson has taught at both undergraduate and doctoral levels, as well as presented at numerous national workshops. He has garnered honors for leadership and service from the United States Department of Defense, the National Organization of Outstanding Americans, Union College, and Leadership Tri-County. Dr. Jackson is a member of numerous national and state associations in College Admissions Counseling, Financial Aid Administrators, and Registrar Admissions, as well as the American Marketing Association.

Academic Credentials
University of the Cumberlands
EdD Educational Leadership

Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Arts in Education

Union College
Bachelor of Arts in English




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