Special Liaison to the President for the Business Office; Director of the A.J. & Rita Morris Center for International Programs; Instructor of Business Administration
In her role as Director of the A.J. and Rita Morris Center for International Programs, Mary Cummings strives to enhance the University’s existing classroom engagement with a collection of experiential learning opportunities, including expanded global business internships and opportunities for students to engage in projects that highlight the growing interdependencies of countries in a single global economy.
Also an Instructor of Business in the Department of Business Administration, Mrs. Cummings teaches Culture & Environment of Global Business and International Business. Previously serving as an adjunct professor in Waynesburg University’s Graduate and Professional Studies programs for over ten years, she taught Marketing, Organizational Behavior and International Business.
HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP
Mary currently serves as an advisor to the University’s Business Office as a Special Liaison to the President. Mrs. Cummings also has served Waynesburg University in many other leadership capacities, including Senior Vice President for Graduate Programs and Vice President for Student Services.
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.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
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 telecommunication 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 as the Washington County Coordinator for the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Program; board secretary for both Leadership Washington County and Ten Thousand Villages; and as a board member for the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania. In addition to her community involvement, she enjoys running (completing two marathons), skiing, traveling and biking.
She and her husband, Mike, have a son, Aidan.
Mrs. Cummings holds 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.