ATLANTA – Cindy Strowbridge has been appointed assistant dean of student affairs on Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta, effective June 1, announced Dr. Douglas R. Pearson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Strowbridge, who earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Mercer in 2006, has worked at the University since June 2009.
She is pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education leadership from Mercer and previously earned her Master of Education in counselor education with an emphasis in student affairs from Clemson University.
“Cindy is the ideal candidate for this role on the Atlanta campus,” said Dr. Pearson. “Not only does she bring a wealth of professional experience in student life, but she is also passionate about student development and excited to build on the momentum and growth we are seeing on that campus. We are fortunate to have someone with her energy, experience and organizational skills to lead student services there.”
Strowbridge has served as assistant director and associate director in the Office of Campus Life and Student Involvement and, most recently, director of employee relations and special events in the Center for Career and Professional Development.
“I am embracing this new opportunity with great humility and honor,” said Strowbridge. “Mercer is my home, and this transition affords me the continued privilege to advocate, listen and be a catalyst for holistic student support with even greater responsibility. I am eager and excited to collaborate with students, faculty, staff and administration as we nurture, yet build on our current environment to ensure each student thrives and pursues their higher education endeavors.”
Strowbridge’s service at Mercer includes contributions to the Corporate Relations Council, Bear Excellence Committee, Sexual Assault, Hazing and Alcohol Prevention Education Committee, Football Traditions Committee, Student Affairs Professional Development Committee, Media Board Review Committee, Greek Life Committee and Commencement Awards Review Committee. She has also been a Title IX investigator, sophomore class adviser to the Student Government Association and membership adviser to the Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi.
She was a highly decorated student at Mercer, receiving the Spright Dowell Leadership Award and Thelma T’Lady Ross Spirit Award, as well as the Michele Cartegena Spirit Award from Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and the SGA Spirit and Committee Chair of the Year awards.
The Division of Student Affairs on Mercer’s Atlanta campus strives to enrich students’ lives by creating welcoming, supportive and transformative environments that maximize opportunities for diverse student learning and success. It houses the Atlanta-based offices of Residence Life, Access and Accommodations, Programming and Student Organizations, and Judicial Education, as well as the Center for Career and Professional Development, Recreational Sports and Wellness, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).