Vice President for Student Services
In her role as Vice President of Student Services, Cummings manages and oversees student support services and the programs necessary to ensure student success and a quality campus life. Cummings plans and implements 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 assesses student satisfaction, student growth and development, and provides supervision for managers and directors of various student services units.
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.
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.