The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees has appointed Cynthia L. Gary to fill the East Side At-Large Position 7, an unexpired term of the school board recently vacated by Jim Babb. Gary, whose appointment was made on Aug. 8, will start serving in that capacity at her first official board meeting on Aug. 22.
Gary completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Prairie View A&M University, where she also was a visiting professor of Sociology. She has worked as an Environmental Chemist, a corporate career she left to pursue a public service profession with an aim at serving her community. Gary also worked as a Research Chemist and a Forensic Scientist (Criminalist) and has been active in numerous organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
She is a facilitator for Reconstruction of a Survivor, an organization addressing issues and concerns of breast cancer survivors and their families. Gary also served as a city councilmember for the city of Missouri City, and established a Youth Council within her district that provided summer employment for high school youths.
Gary is a Who’s Who Among Professional Women, a recipient of the YMCA Minority Achievers Award and numerous others for service to the community.
She is also an Ambassador for the American Heart and the American Stroke Association.