Nancy Cummings, Director, Higher Education, is the Founder & President of Cummings Collaborative, a boutique consultancy focused on collaborating and empowering organizational innovation. Prior to the Collaborative, Nancy served as co-Founder & Principal of a higher education consulting
firm, Executive Vice President and Provost, Accreditation Liaison Officer, Department Chair, IRB Chair, Tenured Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Athletic Training Services, and Director of Research. Driven for excellence, her expertise lies in supporting organizational accountability and performance outcomes with a focus on optimizing talent and resources.
Nancy is a leader, driver and champion empowering transformation. Her joy comes from connecting, listening, and mentoring others in their ongoing pursuits of excellence. She thrives when collaborating with others to unleash their greatest potential.
Passionate about inspiring conversations that lead organizations to clear collaborative
visioning and authentic leadership, Nancy has found herself immersed in the crux of
transformations throughout her career. She has rich experiences in change
management, innovation, and leadership, both internationally and nationally. Constantly
striving to reimagine ideal environments, Nancy has provided oversight for national,
regional and programmatic accreditation teams and guided regulatory compliance in
both healthcare and higher education. Working with organizations on all levels, as well
as, our nation’s top athletes has allowed Nancy to challenge traditional expectations of
performance and accountability; from boardrooms to balance beams.
Nancy earned an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central
Florida and an MEd (with a specialization in Athletic Training) from Valdosta State
University. She earned a BS in Physical Education from the University of Florida. Nancy
also earned a certificate in Executive Change Leadership from Cornell University. She is
a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Nancy
was a licensed/certified Athletic Trainer in the State of Florida and with the Fédération
Internationale de Gymnastic in Lausanne, Switzerland. For 28 years, Nancy supported
several of our national and Olympic teams providing athletic training and sports science
Travel inspires Nancy, as she treasures the opportunity to explore different cultures,
people and regions. She is passion-called to be a positive influence and enjoys
community outreach. Bailee, the adorable rescue dog, can be found bounding around
with Nancy while they explore the outdoors and relax in their gardens.