Paul Stumb, president of Cumberland University, spoke about the changes in education and how he is working with various individuals to make Cumberland a better school.
“We here at Cumberland are working hard to avail ourselves of the benefits of technology,” Stumb said, “[and] stay abreast of the fast-moving market that we’re experiencing in higher education.”
He said the school is looking at different and new ways to teach and learn to help the students be able to assimilate the information they’re given.
“I want you to recognize that today, eight of the top 10 jobs in America did not exist 10 years ago,” Stumb said. “We’re not trying to predict the future. What we’re trying to do is equip our students to be prepared to live in an uncertain, and clearly changing, future.”
He said adults need to teach students “what information is true, what information is important and what’s not.”
The dinner included a buffet and silent auction with items donated from across Wilson County. Singer Curtis Reed entertained the crowd while they ate, and Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead read a proclamation for Stumb from the Lebanon City Council.