Cindi joined the Academic Advancement Network (then Faculty & Organizational Development) in March 2008 and has been serving as Director of Academic Leadership Development programs since 2013. In this role, Cindi is responsible for a full portfolio of leadership development opportunities including workshops, peer mentoring and learning communities, fellowship programs, and awards. Cindi also organizes the multi-day orientation for new academic administrators and assists with the development and implementation of orientation activities for all new academics.

Cindi serves the liaison for the MSU Faculty Emeriti Association and the external National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).  Currently serving as MSU’s MI-ACE Institutional Representative, Cindi also works on programming designed to move the needle and increase opportunities for women in higher education. In partnership with Health4U, Cindi oversees the Academic Women’s Forum which combines space for skill-building opportunities with open conversations.

Cindi, along with Deb DeZure and Allyn Shaw, won the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education Innovation Award in 2009 and was a finalist again in 2010 for programs focusing on new ways to support mid-career faculty.

Cindi graduated with her MBA in Strategic Management from Davenport University and her B.A. in Hospitality Business from Michigan State University. Cindi is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program in the College of Education at MSU.