Starla Mason becomes new dean of health sciences at LCCC

Cheyenne, Wyoming — Starla Mason will become the next dean of the School of Health Sciences & Wellness at Laramie County Community College.

Mason, who has been with LCCC since 1991 including several years as the director of the radiography program, replaces Terry Harper, who is retiring this summer.

Mason holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming as well as a master’s degree from Lesley University in Massachusetts. She is also the author of Essentials of Radiologic ScienceWorkbook.

With her extensive experience at LCCC, Mason jokes that, if someone in the area had an x-ray or another kind of imaging study, she most likely trained that radiographer. In fact, nearly 400 students have graduated from the program during her tenure.

Mason serves as an accreditation site visitor for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, has completed stints as a radiographer at Cheyenne Radiology Group, served the profession at the state and national leadership levels, received numerous teaching excellence awards, and currently sits on the board of directors of the Cheyenne YMCA.

Mason has an intriguing history with LCCC: she received her associate degree in radiography from the school, she met her husband Tom in an LCCC theatrical production of Camelot, and she also played on the college’s volleyball team.

“I’m excited to continue serving LCCC in this new capacity,” she said. “I’m proud of the reputation this school has established, and I look forward to collaborating with the faculty and the other LCCC deans to support our students’ success.”

LCCC also named Ashleigh Ralls as the interim director for radiography program.