Mike Thornhill serves as the Director of Security at Cumberland University, overseeing seven personnel charged with protecting the CU campus 24 hours-a-day. He works closely with Joe Gray, the Director of Administration at Cumberland, in serving the needs of the campus.
The Nashville, Tenn., native began working in the industry in 1995 for Rock Solid Security in Nashville, Tenn., primarily serving in the entertainment side of the business with artists, executives and VIPs in movies and videos. He began working part-time at Cumberland in 2002 and joined Citadel Security Services in 2010, taking on the role of Account Manager for the University.
He was promoted to Director of Security in November 2011 and continues in that role currently.
Thornhill is a lifetime member of Private Officer International and president of the Nashville chapter of the organization. He is also a member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, Tennessee Sheriff’s Association and National Crime Prevention Council.