Cynthia Leitson is the Vice President of Capital, Construction, and Facilities at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®). She is responsible for maintaining, improving, and repurposing existing facilities and for developing new facilities (leased and owned), and managing capital assets. She oversees services including facilities and operations maintenance, facility construction and renovation, infrastructure replacement of furnishings and equipment, site development and college-wide master planning, sustainability, real estate services, and asset management.
Throughout her lengthy career, Ms. Leitson has held top-level executive positions in strategic management and procurement operations. Ms. Leitson joined Cuyahoga Community College in 2010 as the Executive Director of Supplier Managed Services.
Ms. Leitson was selected for inclusion in the prestigious “Women of Note” feature in Crain’s Cleveland Business in 2019. The Metropolitan Campus Center and the Western Campus STEM Center received a pair of 2020 Awards of Excellence from NAIOP Northern Ohio. The College was awarded the 2019 Downtown Cleveland Development Award from the Downtown Cleveland Alliance for the Metro Campus Center and Plaza Renovation project. The Metro Campus Center was also recognized by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) with the Champion Award. The Capital, Construction, & Facilities department was presented with the President’s Award of Excellence in 2018 for Capital Planning on the 2017 Capital Bond Levy Phase II Facilities Master Plan. In 2017, Ms. Leitson was presented with the President’s Award of Excellence for the College-wide Inclusion & Diversity Plan. In December 2016, the Cleveland Chapter of the AIA and the International Interior Design Association presented the Tri-C team with the Client Commitment to Cleveland Award.
Ms. Leitsons’ professional and organization involvement include serving as a member to Greater Cleveland Partnership, Construction Diversity, and Inclusion Owner Group, Construction Engineering Society, COGENCE Alliance, Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and the ACE Mentor Program as a Board member and volunteer.
Ms. Leitson holds a B.A., Materials & Logistics, from Michigan State University.