2019 "Inspiring Next Steps" Keynote Speaker
Judy Hay, Vice President for Student Services at Laramie County Community College
We are so excited to have one of LCCC's very own be our 2019 keynote speaker!

Judy Hay is currently the Vice President for Student Services at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. Her experience in higher education spans 29 years, with the first 15 years spent in student services at two-year college in Helena, MT. She began her journey in higher education in 1990 as the ADA was new and tutoring/learning centers were being created. She set up the Helena College’s disability services program and its first Learning Center and advising program. Judy’s executive administrative experience began with Montana State University – Great Falls College of Technology as she helped with the start-up of what is now another two-year college (Gallatin College) on the large Montana State University campus in Bozeman, MT. Next, she was hired as the chief student affairs officer with Montana State University – Great Falls College of Technology, and held that role for six years. Judy was known for her active collaboration with the local school district, being instrumental in bringing the district’s Adult Basic Education program to the college campus and in creating shared Pathways Advisor positions with the district.

In 2012 Judy was hired at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) in the Vice President role. Under Judy’s leadership in Student Services, LCCC has revised its advising program to be professional, holistic advising, brought numerous technological tools to bear to create efficiencies and consistencies in the Records, Financial Aid, Advising, and Admissions areas. In her time at LCCC, Judy has worked with the Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs to create a culture of collaboration between student and academic affairs, which currently is centered around the College’s participation in the American Association of Community Colleges’ Guided Pathways 2.0 program.

                                        Judy has a master’s degree in Education, Adult and Higher Education, a B.S. in Elementary Education from Montana State University and a minor in Special Education from The University of Montana. She is set to retire from LCCC this summer.