Gateway Assessment Center Director Appointed to National Board | News
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) – Cynthia Sproehnle, director of the Assessment Center at Gateway Community and Technical College, has been appointed to serve as a director of the National Council Testing Association. Sproehnle was selected by the board to fill an unexpired term that will be completed in September 2015.
“Cindy is well-deserving of this honorable and responsibility,” said Angie Taylor, Gateway vice president of Workforce Solutions and Innovations. The Gateway Assessment Center is part of the Workforce Solutions Division. “Cindy’s leadership has greatly expanded our Assessment Center services, which our workforce partners have come to rely on as a key contributor to their ability to screen, assess and hire the most qualified people.”
“Cindy is an active member of NCTA,” said Steve Saladin, director of testing services at the University of Idaho and NCTA president. “She has presented at a number of conferences and chairs the Host Committee for the upcoming national conference in Nashville. She received one of the first awards under our grant program and used the funds to launch the Kentucky Association of Testing Administrators at Colleges (KATAC). Cindy has a wealth of experience in the field of testing and is an ardent supporter of NCTA and our mission.”
A resident of Loveland, Ohio, Sproehnle was elected as Gateway’s staff representative to the board of directors in 2007 and re-elected to a second three-year term in 2010. After serving in Newport, Ky., independent schools for many years, she joined Gateway as an admissions counselor in 1996 and accepted her current position in 2000.
Sproehnle holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from Xavier University. She served in leadership positions in the Northern Kentucky Counselors Association and the Kentucky Career Development Association. She participated in the Northern Kentucky Educational Leadership Class of 2000, the KCTCS President’s Leadership Seminar of 2007-08 and was named Gateway’s New Horizons Staff Award winner in 2005.
The Gateway Assessment Center provides area businesses, industries and individuals with a broad range of testing services, including electronic and written assessments. These comprehensive services include quality career counseling, as well as professional state, national, and international certification and licensure testing.
Under Sproehnle’s leadership, Gateway became a Prometric Professional Center in 2010, providing tri-state residents easy access to such “high-stakes,” computer-based tests as the Graduate Record Exam, the Medical College Admissions Test, United States Medical Licensing Exams for Physicians, Praxis exams for teachers, Series 6 and 7 financial tests for investment counselors, and other exams that test job readiness and provide licensure and certification.