Native Omahan Cynthia K. Gooch-Grayson earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where her dissertation, Sisters at the Helm…A Qualitative Inquiry of the Impact of Mentoring on The Career Paths of Five African American Female Urban Community College Presidents was the recipient of a research travel grant.
She received her master’s degree in Family and Mental Health Counseling at the University of the District of Columbia, a small, public HBCU in our nation’s capital, and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Passionate about motivating all people, particularly people of color to pursue post-secondary education, her academic interests include equity, grantmaking, mentoring, retention, and access in postsecondary education for groups that have been historically discriminated against, disenfranchised, and marginalized.
Dr. Gooch-Grayson currently serves Metropolitan Community College in the capacity of Associate Vice President for Equity and Inclusion in addition to departmental oversight of three federally funded TRIO programs that serve first-generation, low-income participants.
A Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cynthia is proud of her twenty years of consistent, active involvement where she has served her beloved sorority locally, regionally, and is now serving as the Central Region Member of the National Nominating Committee.
Having served on many local boards, Cynthia is an active member of her church and a Habitat for Humanity Board member. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her husband and family, with her most loved scripture being Matthew 17:20.
Married to Mr. Meredith O. Grayson, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, family genealogy, and volunteering
Join us for this special presentation from this phenomenal woman on her story and black history.