Cynthia Ghering

Cynthia Ghering

Cynthia Ghering is director of the University Archives and Historical Collections at Michigan State University (MSU), a position she has held since January of 2008. The University Archives is part of MSU’s Libraries, Computing and Technology unit and is responsible for the preservation and access of the University’s historical and business records and provides records management services to campus. Prior to assuming her present role, Cynthia spent over eight years at the Ohio Historical Society where her last position was Assistant Director of the Curatorial and Collections Services Department. 

In 2008 Cynthia helped organize an electronic records forum: Managing University Digital Assets and Resources: Collaborative Approaches and Persistent Challenges for the Big Ten Universities. She co-authored an EDUCAUSE research bulletin, Electronic Records Management: Today’s High Stakes, based on the forum. Cynthia is the principal investigator on a three-year NHPRC grant to build a prototype electronic records archive for records created by MSU’s Registrar’s Office. In 2010 Cynthia led a year-long, university-wide project to identify current digital asset management efforts on campus and co-authored Digital Curation Planning at Michigan State University for Library Resources & Technical Services.

Cynthia received a BA from Western Michigan University in 1991 and MS in Information from the University of Michigan in 1999.