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Gwendolyn Sykes, American academic administrator, former federal agency administrator. Certified government finance manager. Named one of The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, Black Enterprise magazine; recipient Exceptional Achievement medal, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003.


Sykes, Gwendolyn was born in 1965 in West Point, New York, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Catholic University, 1987. Master of Public Administration, American University, 2001.


With Defense Contract Audit Agency. Legislation correspondent to Senator Ted Stevens United States Senate, 1982—1987. Senior program analyst, Office Under Secretary United States Department Defense.

Deputy Chief Financial Officer National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2002—2003, Chief Financial Officer, 2003—2007, Yale University, New Haven, 2007—2009. Vice president business & finance Morehouse College, Atlanta, since 2009. Board member Association Government Accountants, 1989—2009.


  • Certified government finance manager.