Cynthia Greb

Executive Director

Cindy Greb returns to her alma mater to serve as Executive Director the Center for Career and Professional Development.

SMCM Alum , Class of 1987


After 35 years of building strategic and effective partnerships in the community and across the region, Greb is now serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at her alma mater, St. Mary's College of Maryland. 

Greb is a respected leader with land planning and project management expertise on large-scale residential and commercial real estate projects, large-scale natural resource projects on military installations, and regional land conservation programs. Her academic studies include Landscape Architecture at Rutger's University, a Bachelors in Environmental Science from St. Mary's College of Maryland, studies in Residential Development & Site Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Master of Science in Strategic Communications from UMGC where she graduated with honors and was inducted into the National Honor Society. Greb holds certifications from the Maryland Department of the Environment and the US Army Corp of Engineers.

Greb believes strongly in giving back to the community and has been committed to volunteering and serving on various Boards in the community throughout her professional career, including MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Historic Sotterley Plantation, St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation, and Historic St. Mary’s City.

Job Description

As the first and one of only two public honors colleges in the country, St. Mary's College of Maryland has made it its mission to put every student in charge of their journey forward. We do that through an initiative we call LEAD. LEAD stands for Learning Through Experiential and Applied Discovery - an all-encompassing, integrative pathway that will help prepare students for whatever their next step is—research, graduate school, or the workforce. LEAD blends together a thoughtful and purposeful academic experience with professional skill development, weaving credit-bearing courses and hands-on opportunities right into their chosen degree - all managed through our Career Development & Professional Pathways division.

As Executive Director, Greb provides strategic leadership for these programs - spanning career advisement, job search skills, acquisition, internship opportunities, employer engagement, recruiting activities, core curriculum development and implementation, and more. This requires active and innovative outreach to alumni, employers, and members of SMCM and external communities - and engagement of these constituents in the mission and work of the center. This position is responsible for deepening existing and creating new relationships with internal stakeholders across campus to expand the impact of the office's efforts on behalf of students. This oversight includes, but is not limited to, professional skills development as part of the general education curriculum and career services focused on areas such as employer relations, assisting students with internships and externships, and graduate placement into skill-based work. As Executive Director, she also serves an important external role by building creative and productive alliances with a wide range of external partners, including alumni, employers, foundations, and other organizations.


  • B.A. in Environmental Science at St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1987
  • M.S. in Strategic Communication at University of Maryland Global Campus, 2023


  • National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi