For more than 14 years, Human Resources Operations Associate Cindy Andrews has supported the TU community from a small cubicle in the Office of Human Resources. Cindy has held several roles in the HR office during her time at Towson. She first came to HR as a typist/clerk before moving on to processing regular and adjunct faculty transactions. After that, she performed duties within the Employment, Classification, and Compensation Unit and now helps to facilitate the new hire session and process staff personnel transactions for campus departments. Cindy says she enjoys talking to the variety of people that she comes into contact with through her position.
“I enjoy meeting new staff,” Cindy says with a smile. “They come to Towson from all walks of life and have a lot to bring to the campus.”
Cindy’s time at TU hasn’t just been confined to the walls of HR office. She finds time to participate in various activities and attend many of the educational and cultural opportunities the campus has to offer. In 2010, Cindy earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from one of the USM schools.
“I received a bachelor’s degree in Office Administration and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University,” Cindy said. “Those degrees were at my expense, so to have the benefit of tuition remission, workshops, training and staff development at Towson is priceless!”
Cindy has also been involved in the Towson University Staff Council (TUSC), which she was elected to serve on as an A&F representative in 2008. During her three-year term Cindy was very involved in staff awards, working closely with Richard “JR” Rathjens to create Towson’s Top Tiger award; a monthly award that shows appreciation for the dedication of TU staff. Cindy says her involvement with TUSC it was a great opportunity to make a difference on campus.
While Cindy is always looking to participate in staff leadership; she is now focusing her sights on student-centered activities, and hopes to eventually become an adjunct faculty member.
“I’ve been here a long time,” Cindy says. “At some point, I hope to enrich the lives of the students and provide quality instruction.”
Cindy Andrews is definitely one of Towson’s Top Tigers!