March 11, 2014
Florida State Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox announced today the hiring of Cindy Hartmann to the newly created position of Deputy Director of Athletics for Administration at FSU. Hartmann, who has served as Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at Duke for the past five years, will join FSU’s executive athletic staff with primary responsibility for human resources.
“Cindy brings a wealth of experience at a number of fine institutions to Florida State,” said Wilcox. “Her expertise in the area of human resources will be a great complement to our current staff and fulfill a need that is often overlooked in college athletics administration. In addition, her experience as a former student-athlete will be important.”
Hartmann leaves Duke where she administered the compliance office and served as primary sport oversight for the Blue Devil’s rowing program and secondary administrator for women’s basketball. Before transitioning to her compliance role, Hartmann served as Assistant Director of Athletics for Human Resources beginning in 2008. Prior to her work at Duke, she worked at the University of Dayton for over a decade serving most recently as an Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator from 2001-07.
A native of Syracuse, NY, Hartmann’s previous experience in college athletics includes stints at Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia State University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Tennessee.
Hartmann currently serves on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Issues Committee. She also served a four-year term (2002-06) on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee and one year (2001-02) as a member of the NCAA Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet.
After earning four varsity letters as a member of the basketball team, Hartmann graduated from Syracuse University in 1991 with a degree in photojournalism. She went on to receive a master’s degree in education-sport administration from Georgia State University in 1995.
Hartmann and her husband, Troy, are the parents of two children, Samuel and Olivia.