Cheyenne Luzynski will receive her Ph.D. in the educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Her dissertation is a historical analysis of women’s emergence into intercollegiate athletic leadership at a Normal institution. While at EMU, she was the catalyst in creating and directing the interdisciplinary LEADership minor and taught in the higher education student affairs master’s program. Prior to EMU, she was a head volleyball coach and assistant athletic director at Alma College. She has a rich playing, coaching and mentoring background with NCAA Division I and III intercollegiate athletic programs. Luzynski graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s of science in psychology and a master’s of science in sport administration. In her graduate pursuits, Cheyenne was a 2014 NCAA Research Grant recipient, a 2013 ASHE policy seminar graduate fellow and honored as Lecturer of the Year by the EMU Honors College. With passions in athletics, leadership and student development, her research agenda includes issues related to equity and culture within the organizational context of higher education.