Cindy Porter

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
Cindy Porter, Chief Diversity Officer at Manhattanville College


Reid Castle, 227

Dr. Cindy Porter serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Manhattanville College.  She has more than 30 years of experience in student life, including residential life, student conduct, health and counseling, athletics, new student and family program, diversity and inclusion, assessment, and all facets of campus life.  She currently teaches in the Higher Education program at Manhattanville College and has taught in the masters in Counseling Program at the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Porter has presented regionally and nationally in the areas of assessment, learning through the co-curricular experience, and creating an inclusive campus community. She served as the President of the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO) and has been an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Dr. Porter holds a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University in elementary education, a Master's in Counseling in Higher Education from Illinois State University, and completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Johnson & Wales University. The focus of her dissertation research was the use of high impact practice characteristics in student affairs programs and services.

Bachelor of Arts, Morgan State University
Masters of Arts, Illinois State University
Doctorate of Education, Johnson & Wales University