Being a student first and employee second has given Cindy the upper hand on viewing the Visual Communication program from all angles. Cindy first enrolled at SCC in 2001 and was later hired as an instructional specialist in 2003. She went on to become adjunct faculty in 2006 and has been teaching classes online since 2008. Cindy has always been a big fan of online education and went on to receive her BFA from America Intercontinental University (AIU), an online university from Hoffman Estates, IL. In the summer of 2011, Cindy was hired as an Assistant Professor to the Visual Communication dept. and has since put the entire program online with the help of her program coordinator, Stuart Simpson.
During Cindy’s tenure here at SCC she has served on several committees including: Commencement, Student Publications, GEMS, KOILS, VIP, Transformation, and the Pass Team to name a few. Cindy formerly served as district director for SkillsUSA for a few years and is now an active member of Relay for Life and a faculty sponsor of the Fruit of the Lens Photography Club. Her current research and main committee work revolves around distance learning and how to implement strategies to make online education a success for both the student and the instructor.