Fendrick named interim director of FISC

Cindy Fendrick has been named interim director of the Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) program.

Fendrick joined CALS in 2013 as a student services coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs’ Transitional Advising and Outreach Services unit. Prior to that, she had thirteen years of experience in academic advising, student organizational advising and residence life. Fendrick has a BS in psychology and minor in biology from UW-La Crosse and a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in student affairs from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Fendrick was recently appointed associate director of FISC after holding that position for a year in an interim capacity. She will serve as the director of the program through March 31, 2018 while a search is held for a permanent director. Senior Associate Dean Dick Straub will chair the search and screen committee.

“We have spent the last several years ensuring that FISC is in a good position for growth and is responsive to the 21st century needs of Wisconsin agriculture,” says Dean VandenBosch. “I am strongly committed to the future of the program which is important not just for CALS, but also for our students and the state.”