Cynthia Ackron Baldwin

Board Chair

The Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin was the first African-American woman elected to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and only the second African-American woman to serve on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She retired from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2008. After her retirement from the Court, she became a partner with Duane Morris and also served as the first General Counsel for the Pennsylvania State University. A Fulbright Scholarship Lecturer on the Law Faculty of the University of Harare, Zimbabwe in1994, Justice Baldwin is serving a second term on the Fulbright Association Board in Washington, D.C. where she was recently elected Vice Chair. She has chaired the boards of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB) and the Pennsylvania State University as well as serving on the board of Duquesne University. She also serves on the board of Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University. A Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, she recently retired from the corporate board of Koppers, Inc. Among her many awards are the ATHENA Award, the Heinz History Center History Maker Award and the HistoryMakers Award.

Justice Baldwin has also been featured in the following Marquis’ publications: Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America. She is also the recipient of several honorary doctorates from prestigious universities.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Justice Cynthia A. Baldwin is featured on Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievers website.