Dr. Cynthia Warrick served as the first female President for Stillman College, a Historically Black (HBCU) liberal arts college in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A pharmacist and health services researcher, Dr. Warrick has been an NIH-funded investigator since 2001. Named one of the Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders of 2023 by the HBCU Campaign Fund, Dr. Warrick served as the Interim President of Grambling State University and South Carolina State University after advancing the faculty and administrative ranks at Howard University, the University of Texas, Texas Southern University, Florida A&M University, and Elizabeth City State University.

She received a PhD in Environmental Science & Policy from George Mason University, an MS in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Pharmacy from Howard University. In 2016, she founded the Society for Diversity in the Biomedical Sciences, to facilitate career pathways of underrepresented students into NIH-funded biomedical research and graduate programs.