CHEYENNE, WYO. — Laramie County Community College announced today that Dr. Cindy Henning has been appointed for a three-year period to serve as the college's interim executive director of athletics, recreation, and exercise science.
In this role, she will serve as the college's athletic director and oversee the degree and certificate programs in exercise science.
In sharing this news, LCCC President Dr. Joe Schaffer offered his expectations and rationale.
"There are three primary things we want to focus on over the next three years in this area: creating immediate stability in LCCC athletics; doing a comprehensive analysis of our offerings in sports, campus recreation, and exercise science; and establishing short- and long-range plans for the future," Schaffer said. "By doing these, we will position Golden Eagle athletics, campus recreation, and our programming for growth and success."
As part of this interim agreement, Henning will now report directly to Schaffer.
A graduate of Cheyenne's East High School, Henning's 20 years of athletic experience includes playing volleyball at the University of Northern Colorado, as well as teaching and coaching at the K12 and collegiate levels in Colorado and South Dakota.
In 2010, she came to LCCC to serve as the program director for the exercise science program. Henning also served in an interim capacity as LCCC's volleyball coach and dean of the School of Health Sciences & Wellness.
Earlier this year Henning completed her doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of Wyoming.
"They say that sometimes the best things are right under our noses, and I feel this way about Dr. Henning," Schaffer added. "Cindy has all the knowledge, skills, and experience to do this work, but she has also demonstrated a deep love and commitment to LCCC and our community."
Clark Rasmussen, LCCC's former athletic director, left the position to return to his home state of Idaho.
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