Office of the President


Dr. Cynthia Warrick , Ph.D., GSU Interim PresidentDr. Cynthia Warrick, Ph.D., RPh
Interim President

Dr. Cynthia Warrick is a visionary leader with accomplishments in business start-up, management, government policy and legal affairs. She ventured into higher education 16 years ago serving in multi-faceted leadership roles as an administrator, public servant, healthcare professional, environmental research scientist, faculty member, and accreditation reviewer.

She serves as Senior Fellow for the Center for Minority Health Services Research at Howard University's College of Pharmacy, a position she has held since 2009. Prior to her interim presidential appointment at Grambling State University, Warrick served as interim president at   South Carolina State University (2012-2013) where she prevented the closure of a major academic program threatening the degrees of over 200 professional nursing students. She successfully lobbied the South Carolina legislature to increase university funding and improve the institution's public relations in the wake of negative publicity and established key agency and private sector partnerships.

She also served as Dean and Chief Research Officer and Tenured full professor of Pharmacy (2006-2011) at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina; associate professor and director of environmental and occupational health at Florida A&M University and assistant professor in the Division of Management, Policy & Community Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.

Warrick earned a doctoral degree in environmental science and public policy at George Mason University, a master's degree in public policy from Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Howard University.

President's Senior Leadership Team

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