Dr. Cynthia Anthony currently serves as Interim President of Enterprise State Community College. Prior to her appointment at Enterprise State she served as Dean of Students and Director of the Bessemer campus at Lawson State Community College. She has been employed in post-secondary education for almost twenty-four years and has served in numerous capacities – all with a focus on students and increasing educational opportunities for them. Dr. Anthony’s diverse involvement and leadership roles throughout the college system and on various committees have given her a broad perspective, making her a well-rounded, insightful and intuitive leader.
Dr. Anthony earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Talladega College. She received both her Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and her Masters of Education degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Anthony completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership through a joint program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama. She received UAB’s Department of Education’s Outstanding Alumni Award in 2005. She is a graduate of the Executives in Residence Program at Birmingham Southern College, the Mississippi Community College Fellowship Program, the Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership, and Leadership Bessemer.
Dr. Anthony is a Past President of the Alabama College Association (ACA). She has served as President of the Alabama College System’s Dean of Student Affairs Association and was named the 2006 Student Affairs Officer of the year by the Deans of Student Affairs Association. She was a 1992, 1999, and 2005 nominee for the Chancellor’s Award for Administrator of the Year. She currently serves on the American Red Cross Advisory Board, Bold Goals Coalition Education Workgroup, and the Open Door to History Foundation. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce and the Family Guidance Center of Alabama Advisory Council. Dr. Anthony is actively involved in many other professional organizations, state and local educational committees, social service organizations, and volunteer entities.