Cynthia Ward is the resident director of Shriwise Hall.  Ward found her way to Southwestern through her daughter.  Ward said, “My daughter is a graduate of the college and now a teacher in the community.  She told me there was an opening so I moved from Arkansas to here.”  While Ward is making sure that the staff and students of Shriwise have everything they need to make it home, she also works in the kitchen with food services.  Ward is excited to be part of the students’ lives and to help them wherever she can on their journeys.  Ward said, “I am 100 percent dedicated to everyone and everything they do here.  I am here to help others succeed and if there’s anything I can do, let me know.”

Lenita Krejci is a senior majoring in speech and theatre education and musical theatre production.  You may e-mail her at