On July 1, Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond will assume the position as the new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs for Coppin State University (CSU).

The Louisiana native comes to CSU from Winston Salem State University where she served as dean of the School of Education and Human Performance. There, she oversaw the administration of 12 undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs and the Maya Angelou Institute for Literacy Development.

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Hammond,” said CSU President Dr. Reginald Avery. “I am convinced that she will do an outstanding job. Dr. Hammond has an excellent record of accomplishments that are important to us at this critical stage of our development and advancement.”

As CSU’s new Provost, Dr. Hammond will represent the University and engage in activities to strengthen and advance CSU’s academics. She holds a doctorate of education from Grambling State University in developmental education with a dual focus in curriculum and instruction and student personnel services.

Dr. Hammond is married with two sons and a daughter.