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Mary Cummings

Senior Vice President for Graduate Programs


In her role as Senior Vice President for Graduate Programs, Mary Cummings works to ensure that Waynesburg University remains a leader in graduate programs.

In her previous role as Vice President for Student Services, she managed and oversaw student services and the programs necessary to ensure student success and a quality campus life. She planned and implemented opportunities for student growth and development outside of the classroom. In addition to developing policies and procedures for student services and student life programs, she assessed student satisfaction, student growth and development, and provided supervision for managers and directors of various student services units.

Prior to joining Waynesburg University, Mrs. Cummings served as a program director at Carnegie Mellon University’s Carnegie Bosch Institute. In that role, she designed, marketed and coordinated the delivery of executive education leadership programs for international executives and Carnegie Mellon University MBA students. She 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.

Mrs. Cummings has served as an adjunct professor in Waynesburg University’s Graduate and Professional Studies programs since 2009, teaching Marketing, Organizational Behavior and International Business.

Prior to her higher education career, she 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; Athens, Greece; Bratislava, Slovakia; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Rome, Italy.

She 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, she enjoys running (completing two marathons), skiing, traveling and biking.

She 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.

She and her husband, Mike, have a son, Aidan.


B.A., M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh