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Cummings to serve as Vice President of Student Services

Posted by Ashley Wise on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 @ 13:06 PM

Mary Cummings has joined Waynesburg University as Vice President of Student Services, the University announced today. Cummings will manage and oversee student support services and the programs necessary to ensure student success and a quality campus life.

“Mrs. Cummings brings an impressive background in international business and excellence in leadership. The faith, energy and passion she brings to this position will further advance Waynesburg University’s mission of faith, learning and serving,” said Waynesburg University President Timothy R. Thyreen.

Cummings will also plan and implement opportunities for student growth and development outside of the classroom. In addition to developing policies and procedures for student services and student life programs, Cummings will assess student satisfaction, student growth and development, and provide supervision for managers and directors of various student services units.

“I am honored to be joining the team at Waynesburg University and excited about the opportunity to be a part of the development of tomorrow's leaders in an environment that balances faith, learning and service,” Cummings said.

Prior to joining Waynesburg University, Cummings served as a program director at Carnegie Mellon University’s Carnegie Bosch Institute. In that role, Cummings designed, marketed and coordinated the delivery of executive education leadership programs for international executives and Carnegie Mellon University MBA students. Cummings also served as the Business Relationship Director for the Carnegie Bosch Institute where she managed relationships with key account clients and recruited participants to executive education leadership programs.

Cummings has served as an adjunct professor in Waynesburg University’s Graduate and Professional Studies programs teaching Marketing and Organizational Behavior since 2009.
Prior to her higher education career, Cummings served as an international business executive in a variety of capacities for more than 20 years. Her significant accomplishments include serving international start-up organizations and leading operational improvements and customer service in Mexico City, Mexico; Prague, Czech Republic; and Rome, Italy.

We are pleased to have Mary Cummings join Waynesburg University and its mission of Christian higher education. Her strong analytical mind and warm demeanor will serve our Office of Student Services well,” said Doug Lee, Executive Vice President at Waynesburg University.

Cummings is a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Washington, Pa., and is active in her community, serving the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Program as the Washington County Coordinator and the Catholic Endowment for Educational Development as a member of the board. In addition to her community involvement, Cummings enjoys long-distance running (completing two marathons), skiing, traveling and biking.

Cummings received a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mary has been married to her husband, Mike, for 30 years. Mary and Mike have an 11-year-old son, Aidan.

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Topics: Mary Cummings, Student Services