PresenterPhotoCynthia Proctor is the Director of Communications and Academic Policy Development for the Office of the Provost at the State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration.

With SUNY for over twenty years, Cynthia is a leader in the development of academic policies that are designed to advance the priorities of the SUNY Trustees, Chancellor, and Provost, positioning SUNY as a national exemplar. Recently adopted policies include a new framework for the awarding of micro-credentials – stackable credentials that verify skills and competencies mastered. SUNY’s interest in micro-credentials is tied to its commitment to each student’s success; meeting them where they are and providing multiple pathways to meeting their academic, career, and civic goals. Ms. Proctor holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Utica College.