Biography: Cyndie Shepard

Cyndie Shepard is executive director of Compass 2 Campus (C2C) at Western Washington University. C2C, a mentoring initiative that involves WWU students with local school districts, encourages K-12 students to graduate from high school and consider higher education.  It is a replication of a program she co-founded and created in Wisconsin.

Cyndie served as director and co-founder of Phuture Phoenix at UW-Green Bay. The award-winning program continues to be successful and has been transported to UW-Eau Claire and Silver Lake College in Wisconsin, and is being transported to Central Washington University this year.

In addition, Cyndie presents at numerous conferences and community events, teaches at Western in Woodring College of Education and in the dance department, is past-president of WWU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, is on the Woodring Diversity Committee, and is an advisory board member for the GRADS Program in Bellingham Public Schools.

Cyndie has been an instructor at UW-Green Bay and has taught in several universities and colleges across the nation including Murray State University, Eastern Oregon University, and Blue Mountain Community College. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Fullerton, a master’s degree in psychology from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles, and extensive experience in P-12 education, special education and administration.

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Page Updated 11.27.2013