Sarah K. Cunningham currently serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life Strategy and Policy at Johns Hopkins University. In this role, she is responsible for managing and leading university wide initiatives that support students’ success across the university. Dr. Cunningham works closely with student affairs leaders in each school.
Dr. Cunningham has contributed to the field of student affairs for over 15 years. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, she worked at the University of the Chicago as the Executive Director for Student Leadership, Involvement and Student Life Centers and Assistant Dean of Students in the University. Prior to UChicago, she worked at the University of Florida, George Mason University and at Slippery Rock University.
Dr. Cunningham holds a bachelor of arts in combined social studies from Youngstown State University, a master of science in college student personnel services from Western Illinois University, and doctorate of education in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University. Her dissertation research looked at the lived experiences of student leaders at public universities who held a vote on their institutions board of trustees. She has been active member in ACPA,NACA and NODA throughout her career. She is an avid college sports and Chicago Cubs fan. Dr. Cunningham also enjoys to travel and the theater.