Cissy Anderson

Professional Title:  Community Volunteer, TeacherCissy Anderson

Art and education, Southern Methodist University and the
University of Utah

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Career Profile:  Community service and volunteerism have been long-standing traditions in Cissy Anderson’s family.  A fourth generation Texan, she was born in Corpus Christi.  In her professional career, she has taught elementary school and art and English as a Second Language.  She has developed and led docent training courses for museums; illustrated textbooks for the visually impaired; and worked as a graphics artist.  Her husband’s corporate relocations always opened new avenues and often presented unique opportunities for community service.  Most recently, she has focused on the changing nature of volunteer organizations and volunteerism in this country.

Activities during 1989-1999 in Washington, D.C.:

  • White House, Office of Scheduling and Advance for the President and First Lady
  • President, The Hospitality and Information Service, assisting the Department of State serving diplomats posted to the United States
  • Board of Trustees, Meridian International Center

FLC Activities:  2000-2011

  • Member, Fort Lewis College Foundation Board
  • Member, Executive Committee, and former president, Professional Associates of Fort Lewis College

Volunteer/Community Service in Durango:

  • Commissioner, Sixth Judicial Performance Review Commission
  • Member, Leadership La Plata
  • Summit Coordinating Committee, Operation Healthy Communities
  • La Plata County Summit Task Force, Operation Healthy Communities
  • Member, Advisory Board, Music in the Mountains
  • Guest Services Volunteer, Durango Mountain Resort
  • Wilderness Information Specialist, San Juan Mountains Association