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Cindy Masner Promoted To Deputy Athletics Director

May 26, 2017

Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee announced Friday that Cindy Masner has accepted a promotion to Deputy Athletics Director/SWA. The move occurred following Masner’s second stint as Interim Athletics Director for Long Beach State.

“As the Interim Director of Athletics, Cindy did a tremendous job and has proven herself to be a valuable asset in my short time at the Beach,” said Fee. “Cindy is a tireless worker who cares deeply about the well-being of our student-athletes. Expanding her role within our department will allow us to better serve the needs of our coaches, staff and student-athletes."

The longest tenured employee at Long Beach State, Cindy Masner began working with the athletics department during her undergraduate time as a student-athlete, and has spent over 30 years within the department as a senior administrator.

“I look forward to my role in helping Andy continue to move Long Beach State athletics forward,” said Masner. “He has a clear vision of where we should be headed with winning championships, doing things the right way and providing the best possible experience for our student-athletes both on and off the field, court, pool and in the classroom. I am excited about the new opportunity his leadership will bring this program as an alum, donor and staff member.”

In July of 2016, she was hired as the Interim Athletic Director for the second time while a national search was performed to hire the position, a role in which she worked for nine months until Fee was hired in late April. In the course of the 2016-17 campaign under her watch, Baseball won the program’s first Big West Championship since 2008, Women’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer both won the Big West Tournament, and Men’s Volleyball and Beach Volleyball also both advanced to the postseason, as all five teams reached NCAA Championship competition.

In her new position, Masner will remain the sport supervisor for 10 programs at Long Beach State, and oversee the internal operations of the department, including compliance, sports medicine and the strength and conditioning program.

A tremendous administrator, Masner also serves as the primary officer for gender equity on the CSULB campus, and has served on numerous NCAA and conference selection, oversight and rules committees as well as acting as an NCAA site representative for the NCAA Tournament.

A four-year softball letterwinner with the 49ers, Masner started working at Long Beach State in 1981, working in the ticket office before eventually moving into her current position. She also spent 10 months as the department's interim Athletics Director between the departure of Bill Shumard and the hiring of Vic Cegles.

A member of NACWA, Masner is the Chair-Elect of the CSULB President's Commission on the status of women, and is the Deputy Title IX coordinator for Athletics.

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