Cindy Lenhart is the Senior Program Officer, Working Students Success Network (WSSN) at Achieving the Dream. In this role, Cindy is responsible for leading the Working Students Success Network learning initiative focused on helping colleges develop and offer integrated services that support students move up the economic ladder to family-sustaining jobs. Previously at Achieving the Dream, Cindy served as Vice President for Community College Relations where she supported college network activities, funded-learning initiatives, and strategic goals related to student success.
Prior to joining Achieving the Dream, Cindy served as Associate Vice President for Instruction at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas, where she was responsible for establishing and chairing a College Coordinating Council, providing the first opportunity in college history for faculty and staff to sit together in direct consultation with one another—and in direct counsel to the president—to help frame the future direction of the college. Cindy also set institutional performance objectives and a completion agenda modeled on Achieving the Dream principles and best practices.
Previously, Cindy was a faculty member, department chair, and an Achieving the Dream Core Team leader at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. There she taught developmental education courses in reading, composition, and mathematics. Lenhart was the Faculty Lead for the coordination and management of the Student Learning Outcomes system for all Career and Technical Education as well as General Education programs and degrees. She also coordinated the New-Student Orientation for first-time students and a Faculty Orientation for first time faculty.
Cindy is a graduate of Eastern Oregon University, where she earned a Masters of Science in Education with a primary field of study in Instructional Effectiveness for Reading and Writing Programs, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a major in English & Language Arts and a minor in Basic Mathematics, summa cum laude.