In 2008, Cynthia B. Liberty became the Executive Director for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit 501c3 created to support UNCSA. Mrs. Liberty manages the privately fundraised gifts held in the UNCSA Foundation of over $35million and provides accounting support to the Semans Art Fund of over $3.8million, Thomas S. Kenan Fund for the Arts of over $1.5million, UNCSA Associates, UNCSA PSO, UNCSA Alumni groups and UNCSA Advancement Department. Mrs. Liberty has served on the Grant Coordination Task Force, UNCSA Arts Committee, Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts Strategic Planning Committee, and UNCSA Chancellor’s Cabinet.
Prior to joining the UNCSA Foundation, Mrs. Liberty worked in for-profit corporations in accounting and management for over 18 years. Mrs. Liberty experience includes a wide range of accounting functions such as accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll, credit and collections, general ledger, financial reporting, audit preparation and oversight, inventory, fixed assets, job cost, property tax, sales tax, business licenses, strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting, and unitized fund accounting. Her background also includes board management, team-building, infrastructure management, and collaboration across multiple divisions and entities. Mrs. Liberty worked in a regional office for RMC Industries, an international corporation whose primary product lines were ready mixed concrete, concrete block, and precast productions. She also worked at the Corporate Office for S&N Communications, which is a national telecommunications corporation.
Mrs. Liberty has a Bachelor’s Degree from Guilford College and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She lives in High Point with her husband. They have five children and one grandchild.