On July 5, 2012, Dr. Cynthia A. Warrick became Interim President of South Carolina State University. Dr. Warrick brings to the position over twenty years of experience in higher education, teaching and administration. Her diverse background in academics, research, and fundraising supports her vision of incorporating a progressive, broad-minded methodology to fostering University success.
Dr. Warrick's leadership model encompasses an entrepreneurial approach to higher education which involves collaboration development to create innovative programs and initiatives that will propel South Carolina State University to the next level of success. Throughout her career, she served in a number of roles in which she planned and implemented strategies to improve the educational process and positively contributed to the advancement of those organizations.
Prior to joining SC State University, she was a Senior Fellow in the Howard University School of Pharmacy, Center for Minority Health Services Research. Noted accomplishments included her selection to Federal Committees (NIH, CDC, and NRC), and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation review panel.
Dr. Warrick has held leadership and faculty positions as tenured full professor of Pharmacy, dean and chief research officer at Elizabeth City State University; associate professor and director of Environmental and Occupational Health at Florida A&M University; and, assistant professor in the Division of Management, Policy and Community Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Center for Health, Promotion and Prevention Research.
During her accomplished career, Dr. Warrick has been engaged in extensive research support. She has also served as author and co-author of publications, reports and presentations. She is the recipient of various honors and awards to include Fulbright Specialist For Global & Public Health; Outstanding Alumna of the Year, George Mason University; Board of Scientific Counselors, CDC National Center for Environmental Health / ATSDR; Rho Chi Honor Society; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; and Leadership America.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Warrick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Howard University; a Master of Science degree in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology; and a terminal degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University.