Director, Academic Advancement Center
About Cynthia Kabat King:
A transplant from Madison, WI where I grew up and received two college degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison:
I was director of Career Services at a Madison non-profit organization for 10 years before I moved with my husband Ted to the Idaho Clearwater Forest. It was there I had my first opportunity to work with a college student services program. Our son Sean was born in Idaho far away from both our families so when Ted’s Forest Service career provided an opportunity for us to relocate to Athens, we took it. I worked for Hocking College’s Alternative Education program from fall of 1994 as a counselor for nontraditional students until August 1999.
I came to Ohio University August 2, 1999 as the CAP Coordinator with the Academic Advancement Center (AAC) and also “jumped” into the Precollege program my first day on the job. I continue to enjoy working with Precollege and meeting incoming freshman and their parents as they experience their first days at Ohio University. I became the director of the Academic Advancement Center on January 1, 2003 after participating in a national search/selection process. I am pleased to work with and represent the professional staff of the AAC. Every member of the staff is a highly trained professional, dedicated to student success and extremely competent at his or her job. I truly believe the AAC makes a difference in lives of OU students and I continually strive to bring the best academic support resources to them.
I enjoy time with friends, a good book, gardening, hiking, but most of all spending lots of time with my son and seeing life from his fresh perspective. My guiding career force is to help people reach their goals by connecting them with the resources (inner and outer) to be successful in attaining those goals.