In this episode, Jentre and Ed visit with Dr. Autumn Tooms Cyprès. Dr. Cyprès is the founding Dean for West Virginia University’s College of Applied Human Sciences. As a scholar and practitioner, she focuses on servant leadership and the overlap of education, health, wellness and prosperity. Prior to this appointment at WVU, Cyprès spent four years at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, first as the dean for the School of Education and most recently as the school’s associate provost. 

Over her career, Autumn has been a high school biology and chemistry teacher, elementary school principal, and held many leadership roles in higher education including founding director of the Leadership Academy at The University of Tennessee, founding associate dean for research and graduate studies at St. John’s University, department chair at Virginia Commonwealth University and program coordinator at Kent State University.

Autumn’s authentic nature and experiential wisdom is on full display in this episode as she speaks candidly to her leadership journey.