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Cydney Johnson ’77, G’96 Named Executive Director for State and Local Government Relations
Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation, has announced that Cydney M. Johnson has joined Syracuse University as executive director for state and local government relations.
Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience in government relations, higher education and nonprofit/business development to her new position. She is a double alumna of Syracuse, having received her undergraduate degree in retailing and her master’s of business administration from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. She also spent seven years as an adjunct professor in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
“As an accomplished government relations professional with significant experience in higher education, Cydney will support and advance our state and local government efforts and strategies,” says Haynie. “Cydney will be a great addition to our team as we advocate for our students, our faculty and our academic and research programs. I am confident in her ability to continue to foster and grow our relationships with local and state leaders.”
“I am excited to join the government relations team at Syracuse University,” says Johnson. “It is a privilege to return to my alma mater and support Syracuse University in this effort.”
Johnson previously served as senior vice president of U.S. Accounts at Blueprint LTD, a small global marketing firm; vice president of consumer marketing and sales at Oneida Limited; and director of development at the Whitman School.
Johnson is a member of the Central New York Regional Development and Planning board and a board member of the Syracuse Partnership Council with the Syracuse City School district. She resides in the City of Syracuse.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience. The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.