Dr. Cynthia Carter a native of Waco, Texas, graduated from Waco Christian School. She later received an associate’s degree in Business Management from McLennan Community College (Waco), bachelors and master’s degrees in Management and Business Administration from Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX), and a doctorate in educational administration with an emphasis in higher education administration from Capella University (Minneapolis, MN). Upon graduating from Tarleton State University with her bachelor’s degree, Dr. Carter began working in the Development Office at Tarleton as an administrative intern. Upon graduating with her master’s degree, she worked approximately 6 years in the Development Office coordinating annual and planned giving programs. In June 2000, she was promoted to the president’s office as the Assistant to the President, holding that position for over five years. In September 2005, she advanced to the division of Finance & Administration as Assistant Vice President for Finance & Administration, and was responsible for many facets of the university including some auxiliary functions (card office, vending, collegiate licensing, and bookstore operations), preparation of student fee materials, legislative bill analysis, budgetary control and preparation, contract administration, purchasing, risk management, coordination of state and system audits, assessment, compliance, and process improvement.
On August 15, 2013, she began employment at Prairie View A&M University as the Associate Vice President for Business Services, reporting to the Senior Vice President for Business Affairs, and is responsible for process improvement, leadership initiatives, economic development, campus expansion, contracted facilities services, records retention and collaborative efforts with other personnel related to compliance. She will also provide management oversight to the offices of Environmental Health & Safety; Campus Planning, Space Management, & Summer Camps; and Institutional Research & Effectiveness.