About LMU

About LMU

Mrs. Cynthia L. Whitt - Vice President for University Advancement

Mrs. Whitt has served in university advancement at LMU since 1987. Prior to being named vice president in 1991, she served as director of public relations and director of alumni services.

As vice president for university advancement, Mrs. Whitt is responsible for the efficient, equitable and effective management of the University's total fund raising efforts. Under her direction, LMU has conducted a number of successful capital campaigns including the "Nineties Now Campaign," "Second Century Challenge Campaign" and the "Campaign for Lincoln." Altogether, the campaigns garnered $57.8 million.

Mrs. Whitt is an alumnae of Lincoln Memorial University, earning the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1977 and the Master of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1993. She has also studied at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., (Foreign Study League), Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, Pineville, Ky., (pastoral counseling), Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va., and Southern Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

Mrs. Whitt is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education; the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA); Omega Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma; and the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Counsel. She is also active in several civic and religious organizations and activities including Delta Kappa Gamma, Harrogate Garden Club and White Rocks Garden Club. She is a of Hawk Creek Baptist Church in London, KY; served as a vocalist for the Washington, D.C. Lincoln Commemorative Birthday Celebration on February 12 in 2004, 2005, 2012 and 2013; and is a co-coordinator for the Remote Area Medical Clinic held at Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. Whitt is a former Red Cross Disaster Relief volunteer; former chair of the Wilderness Road Girl Scout Fundraising Council; and former board member of the Middlesboro Salvation Army.  She was inducted into the LMU Professional Hall of Fame in 2009.