Cynthia Smith assumed her position in the Office of the Provost in February 2007. She came to Yale in 1997 and has served as associate controller and director of financial systems and services. Cynthia serves as designee of the institutional official (the Provost) for environmental health and safety regulatory activities and compliance, and provides strategic oversight for the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). She works closely with the Vice Provost of Health Affairs and Academic Integrity to provide oversight and guidance for health and biomedical units, such as Yale Health. She oversees Title IX programs and leads related strategic initiatives from design through implementation. Cynthia received her B.S. from Fairmont State University and her M.S. from Quinnipiac University.