Cassie Hoddinott's Retirement
Celebration event on Thursday, December 12
After a 47-year career in education and 27 years
at UMBC, Cassie L. Hoddinott, Director of the Learning Resources Center (LRC),
will retire from UMBC, effective January 1,
2020. Please join us in celebrating her career and outstanding service at an
open house reception on Thursday, December 12, 3 - 5 p.m. in the Commons
Cassie began her student focused career in education in the Baltimore City School System where she was a French and reading teacher. She moved to CCBC after she earned her Master’s Degree where she was an Assistant Professor of Reading. In addition, she was an adjunct professor at Stevenson University. She joined UMBC as a Communications Specialist in Student Support Services in 1992. She has since served as the Assistant Director (2008), Acting Director (2010), and Director (2012) of the LRC in the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. In 2019, the LRC, the Office of Academic Standards and Policy Administration and the newly created Office Academic Advocacy were combined to become UMBC’s university-wide Academic Success Center. A center for academic support has always been one of Cassie’s dreams.
Cassie served as past-president of the Mid-Atlantic College Reading and Writing Association (MACRA) where she was instrumental in growing the membership base from local to regional reading and writing faculty. She co-organized and served as the first president of the Maryland affiliate chapter of National College Learning Center Association, an organization providing professional development opportunities for higher education learning center professionals.
Cassie’s expertise and knowledge, coupled with her unwavering dedication to students has been the cornerstone of the success of the LRC and of countless UMBC students and staff.
We hope you will join us in
expressing our gratitude for Cassie’s contributions to the UMBC community.
Please stop by and wish her well.
Katharine Cole, Vice-Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs