By: Barry G. Allen- President & CEO
Located near the Cumberland River, Cumberland Falls and the Cumberland Gap, nestled in the Kentucky mountains and located on four hills in the city of Williamsburg is the University of the Cumberlands. The green, manicured campus is spacious and pastoral. The buildings are a blend of Antebellum, Edwardian and historic Williamsburg architecture. It is unsurpassed with steeples sweeping up to the glory of God.
In its 125th year, and under the leadership of James Taylor in his 34th year as president, the university remains true to its founding purpose: “To provide a first class education at rates that are compatible with the means of mountain people.”
Although historically it has served students primarily from the mountain regions of the nine states described as Appalachia, its impact can be seen in the achievements of its graduates who have assumed leadership roles throughout the region, the nation and the world. Cumberland has produced two governors, five military generals, an admiral, five college and university presidents, a congressman, ministers, missionaries, legislators, judges, teachers, doctors, attorneys and the list goes on and on.
In the belief that freedom is the result of respect for truth and concern for humanity, the university, through its traditional liberal arts program, attempts to foster in its students a heightened awareness to the search for truth and a deepened responsibility toward mankind. It seeks to graduate men and women with Christian values derived from spiritual and intellectual experiences within the university community, as well as from the academic disciplines. It offers 40 different majors, minors and pre-professional programs, as well as a leadership/community service program. The staff/faculty ratio is 16:1, and 70 percent of its experienced faculty have earned the highest degree in their fields.
Kentucky Baptist Foundation is honored to serve as the fiduciary of endowment and trust funds, which have been given by people who believe in the mission of this unique treasure. The earnings from these funds will provide financial sustenance in perpetuity to ensure the future of its mission.
You also can impact the world for Christ by investing in the future of this university with a legacy gift. Call Laurie Valentine or me about some options worthy of your consideration.
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