MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University Foundation has a new president and chief executive officer.
The Foundation’s board of directors announced Thursday that Cynthia Roth, associate vice chancellor of institutional advancement at the University of Pittsburgh, was chosen for the position.
“Cindi Roth brings outstanding leadership and development experience to the WVU Foundation,” said Foundation Board Chairman Bob Reynolds in a release. “She has a lifelong track record of success. We are confident she can and will lead the Foundation to even greater achievements for our University.”
Roth has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, finance and program development. She has been at the University of Pittsburgh since 2005.
Prior to her role at Pitt, Roth served from 2002-05 as executive director of Family House, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides lodging for patients and families traveling to the Pittsburgh region for medical care of a life-threatening illness.
Roth is a graduate of the Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University where she earned her master of public management degree. She earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a professional registered nurse in the state of Pennsylvania.
Roth will become the first female president and CEO and the sixth president and CEO of the WVU Foundation since it was established in 1954. She will replace R. Wayne King who has served in the position since July 2007.
Roth will begin her new position January 1.