Dr. Shores has spent over half of his life working in higher education and has experience helping over 200 collegiate institutions reach record levels of enrollment, working both with and directly at numerous colleges. Prior to joining the team at University of the Cumberlands, he served Ardeo Education Solutions as Senior Vice President and worked at three different private colleges, most recently as Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing.
He is a proud graduate of Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business with a Bachelor’s degree in Trust and Wealth Management and an MBA in Marketing. Additionally, he has an earned Ph.D. while his dissertation focused on the most effective marketing and recruiting strategies to recruit prospective students to private colleges.
Dr. Shores is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, where he still serves in a reserve component as a Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force. In the Air Force he serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Air Mobility Command 4-star General at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. He has been to over 40 countries and has deployed and/or assisted in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Joint Forge, and Operation Coronet Oak.