Cindy Stout is an independent consultant and a member of the Collective Impact team. Cindy is a skilled researcher, evaluator, and writer. She has over 20 years of experience working in higher education, with experience as an instructor, in curriculum development, and instructional design in multiple formats. She served for two years in a Faculty Learning Community which was designed to improve the new student experience, aiding in student retention and attendance. Through the course of her career, she has gained extensive experience with assessment and evaluation of data, research, organizational analysis, and technical writing. A variety of educational software platforms have been used in the performance of her duties. Cindy has a BA in Political Science and Journalism and a MA in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Organizational Communication from Marshall University.