Cynthia W. Curry
Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration
Phone: (305) 626-3614
Ms. Cynthia W. Curry serves as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration/ Chief Financial Officer for Florida Memorial University (Miami Gardens, FL). Her portfolio includes the areas of the Controller, Budget, Cash Management and Auxiliary Services (Campus Bookstore, Mail Center, Transportation, Copy Services, Dining Services, Lou Rawls Performing Arts Center, Hospitality, Scheduling, and the Wellness Center), Facilities Management and Plant Operations, Human Resources, Information Management and Technology, Purchasing and Procurement, and Campus Safety and Security.
Ms. Curry is a graduate of the University of Miami where she obtained her Bachelor and Master of Arts in Politics and Public Affairs. She is a longtime resident of the South Florida community. A seasoned and results-oriented business manager, Ms. Curry has served as Assistant County Manager/Senior Advisor for Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor handling the management and oversight of a vast array of departments to include Finance, Housing, Property Appraisal, Fair Employment Practices, Economic Development and International Trade and many others. Ms. Curry has served as Senior Vice President for Business and Finance/Chief Financial Officer for Florida International University (Miami, FL), and President and Chief Executive Officer of her own company, CWC & Associates, Inc.
Drawing on her leadership roles in the business development area, Ms. Curry has extensive experience working successfully with county, municipal, private and academic sector entities to advance progress in many areas throughout the community. Ms. Curry led the charge for a successful Federal Empowerment Zone Application; led the community’s efforts for recovery after the devastation of Hurricane Andrew; served on the Governor’s Emergency Financial Oversight Board to the City of Miami as well as other note-worthy major assignments. She was a founding member of the South Florida Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), two-term National President of NFBPA and a recipient of the Marks of Excellence Public Service Award from NFBPA. NFBPA’s Marks of Excellence Award is the organization’s highest honor bestowed upon an African American public administrator who has achieved extraordinary success in the field of public management while demonstrating an unselfish commitment to the community. She is the recipient of many honors and awards.