Cynthia King Vance has a long history at Hunter, having served as a senior adviser to the president for student success from 2010 to 2018. She also has been in the classroom, creating and teaching Hunter’s entrepreneurship course from 2015 to 2021 and the capstone course of its Certificate of Business Studies.
Besides her familiarity with Hunter’s students, Vance earlier in her career led public-education projects that provided more opportunities for students at the New York City Department of Education, the Newark Public Schools, and an education nonprofit, Classroom Inc.
She started her career as a consultant and project leader at McKinsey & Company after completing her MBA at Harvard Business School and BA at Princeton University. She has served on the boards of several leading New York nonprofit organizations in leadership roles.