Stacey Garrett, co-founder and board chair of Bone McAllester Norton, will on July 1 begin to balance her legal work with a vice president post at Cumberland University.
Garrett, who along with other Bone attorneys has represented Cumberland for a number of years, will be in charge of building out Cumberland’s nontraditional programming. Cumberland President Harvill Eaton said his institution's online and continuing professional education programs are among the university's fastest growing.
"Stacey has a genuine appreciation of the vision for Cumberland," Eaton said. "Her credentials and her passion for the mission of our institution, and its role in the new Nashville and middle Tennessee region [...] will be tremendous assets helping Cumberland reach new levels of distinction."
Garrett's legal work is focused on higher education, corporate transactions, health care and government affairs. She earned a bachelor's degree from Duke University and her law degree from Tulane University School of Law.
Charles W. Bone, chairman of Bone McAllester, said the firm supports Garrett's new role at Cumberland.
"Based on Stacey’s success with our firm as a co-founder, we have no doubt but that she will succeed in her new role," Bone said. "This partnership with Cumberland represents the very type of creative relationship which Bone McAllester Norton PLLC seeks to foster with its clients."