Valley Selects New VP Of Academic Affairs

April 26, 2024
Missouri Valley College

After a national search, Missouri Valley College has selected a highly accomplished, experienced leader to serve as its next Vice President of Academic Affairs–-Dr. Cynthia Bice. The announcement was made Friday by MVC President Joe Parisi.

Currently a dean of faculty and chief academic officer at Miami Dade College, Bice will be moving to mid-Missouri this summer, along with her husband, Doug. She begins her position in mid July.

“The chance to grow opportunities for students at  Missouri Valley really stood out for me,” Bice said. “I can’t wait to get on campus and visit with our faculty and work with them.”

Bice led and inspired faculty at Miami Dade, the largest college in Florida’s public college system. She has a track record of developing faculty, and stood out in that area, according to President Joe Parisi. Her work ethic, and her wealth of experience in accreditation and launching new programs were also very strong, Parisi said.

“Dr. Bice brings a level of professionalism and experience that will serve Missouri Valley in so many ways,” Parisi said. “She is genuine, kind, and caring. She impressed me and she impressed every group she talked to when she visited campus earlier this month.”

Prior to her six years at Miami Dade, Bice spent 11 years at Lindenwood University, where she served as Dean of the School of Education, Assistant Dean, and Professor of Education. She started her career at Drury University, where she was an Assistant Professor of Education from 2001-2006.

Bice has a post-doctoral certificate from Yale University. She has an EdD from Saint Louis University, a master’s in counselor education and psychology from Central Missouri State University, and she earned her bachelor’s degree at Lindenwood University.