Cathleen C. Kruska

Cathy Kruska is associate professor and the lead instructor for communication studies at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, North Carolina.   She has also taught English and communication courses at Ventura Community College, Pasadena City College, and College of the Canyons in California as well as the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.  Before transitioning into college teaching, Cathy held the position of Sr. Vice President of Organizational Development for Safeguard Business Systems, Inc. where she directed the functions of Safeguard University; Human Resources; Compensation and Benefits; Payroll; Safety; and Risk Management.

Throughout her business career, Cathy’s focus has been in franchise and corporate training and strategic planning/development for clients such as Orange Julius International, PIP Printing, the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, and Safeguard Business Systems.  Cathy is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, where she earned a BA in English and MA in Speech Communication.