Cynthia Wray earned both her B.S. in Communication (Broadcasting/Marketing) and M.A.Ed in Higher Education (Communication/English) from Western Carolina University. While in the communication program, she earned the Radio Marketing Diploma from the Radio Advertising Bureau. She teaches COMM 201: Foundation of communication and she was the 2015 recipient of the WCU UP Program Faculty of the Year.
Prior to coming to WCU, she taught Middle School Language arts for both Swain and Jackson counties, and also worked in radio production with Y-100, a Clear Channel station in Miami, Florida.