Cynthia Sweet serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Partnerships, and is responsible for operations and strategic direction for corporate engagement and economic partnerships. She has 13 years of experience in central administration for academia, and a total of 23 years of experience in economic and business development for public and private sectors. Prior to joining Pitt, Cynthia was the Associate Vice President for Corporate and Government Relations at West Virginia University, and before that she was with University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Corporate Relations. She has a M.S. degree in planning and international economic development from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. degree in economic development from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.