Cheryl is the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment. Her professional career at GW began in 1976 as Assistant Dean of Students, a position she held for 14 years. There she directed GW's Retention Project and developed a plan to systematically assess the undergraduate experience. In 1989 she established and served as the Director of the Office of Enrollment Research and Retention, which was part of GW's undergraduate Enrollment Management team. In 1998, Cheryl moved to Academic Affairs where she headed up the new office of Academic Planning and Assessment. As Executive Director of the Office, her responsibilities include improving the retention and graduation rates of both undergraduate and graduate students, working with academic deans to improve advising, and assessing the educational experience.
In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Cheryl is Assistant Research Professor of Psychology at GW and serves as a faculty advisor for new students. Cheryl is the author of a number of publications on student retention and women's leadership, and has presented her research on credit card abuse, student employment, and financial aid.