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Cindi Albrightson Named Interim Chair of the SWOSU Engineering Technology Department

*** Broken component *** Cindi Albrightson has been appointed as interim chair for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) Engineering Technology Department for the 2021-2022 academic year on the Weatherford campus.

Albrightson earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a specialization in Industrial Supervision and a Master of Science in Education in Technology from SWOSU.   She worked in public education and served as a safety consultant for several years.

In 2010, Albrightson came to SWOSU as the administrative assistant for the Department of Engineering Technology.  In the fall of 2012, she began her teaching career at SWOSU by joining the Department of Engineering Technology as its first female instructor.  In 2014, she began assisting the university as campus safety coordinator.   In 2018, Albrightson was named the Ed & Winnie Ola Berrong Endowed Chair of Engineering Technology.

In addition to her teaching duties, Albrightson is involved with the SWOSU NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, Society of Women Engineers, Upward Bound, and serves as the accreditation coordinator for the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) accreditation.  For seven years, she served as the camp co-director for SAGE STEAM (formerly Tech Trek) and continues to assist camp by interviewing potential campers.  She has given state, regional and national presentations on best practices in student advising.

Albrightson is active in the community.  She currently serves on the Custer County Local Emergency Planning Committee, Great Plains Family YMCA Safety Committee and participated in the SWOSU COVID clinics.  She previously served as board chair for the Weatherford Food and Resource Center. 

She and husband, Courtney, have four children: Brittni, graduated from SWOSU with a degree in English and currently lives with her husband in Bozeman (MT); Ariana attended SWOSU for two years before joining the USMC and she currently lives in Spring (TX); Connor graduated in May with a degree in graphic design; and Hunter is a current SWOSU student pursuing a degree in engineering technology.