Sarwi to Lead RCC FoundationFeb 3, 2016
Dr. Cindi Wall Sarwi of Reidsville has been named Executive Director of the Rockingham Community College Foundation.
Prior to coming to RCC, Sarwi served as Executive Director of the Rockingham County United Way.
Transitioning to a new position will not be an entirely new experience. In the early 1990’s, Sarwi was Department Chair and Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education at RCC.
“Leaving the United Way was a very difficult decision for me, but I always felt, in my heart, that I would return to the college at some point,” said Sarwi.
Coming from a family of educators, understanding the collegial environment on both an educational level and a fund raising level is a strength for Sarwi. After leaving her faculty position at RCC in 2002, Sarwi accepted a position at Elon University as Director of Alumni and Parent Relations. There she gained experience in all facets of fundraising. From managing and motivating staff, to monitoring budgets, to raising money, she has done it all.
Sarwi received a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Elon College and a Master of Science in physical education and health from NC Agricultural and Technical State University. In 1998, she earned a doctorate in higher education administration from NC State University.
“RCC is truly a local gem offering a quality education at an affordable price, in a small classroom setting. I enjoy the collegial atmosphere and have the utmost respect for the faculty and staff at RCC. In my new role, I believe that the Rockingham County community will build upon the previous success of the Foundation and continue to make this an academic environment that will equip our students with the skills and tools for lifelong success,” said Sarwi.
“I know that Cindi will bring the right combination of experience and enthusiasm to move the RCC Foundation forward,” said RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw. “The budget cuts community colleges have experienced in recent years will directly impact the role of the Foundation. There’s no doubt that the college will need extra support to complete campus projects that directly impact students.”