Dr. Cynthia N. Armendariz led the development of the COSI Community Partner Program (CPP) Grant redesign. Research, best practices, and student feedback was utilized to develop the program model, structure, and activities that are outlined in this resource guide. She has worked in the higher education field for more than 10 years, serving traditional, non-traditional, and transfer students with a focus on access and student success.


She received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Metropolitan State University of Denver, her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Ph.D. in education and human resource studies/higher education leadership at Colorado State University. Cynthia’s passion and research is focused on the development of programs and strategies to increase matriculation, persistence, and credential completion of underserved students.

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