Cheryl Herrera

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Cheryl Herrera



Cheryl Herrera has over 30 years of experience in postsecondary education administration including serving as an Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, and Director of Student Academic Services; 25 of her years of experience were at Arizona State University.

She completed her Ph.D. at Arizona State University and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees at California State University, Stanislaus. Her research interests lie in the area of student success and persistence, and student diversity and equity. She has published articles in Research in Higher Education Journal, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. She competed successfully for a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA, almost $1 million) and contributed to the grant that funds the American Indian Students United for Nursing (ASUN) scholarship program.

As an Assistant Professor, Faculty Associate, and Instructor Cheryl has taught courses such as the Student Success Seminar, Public Policy Analysis, and Law and Society.

Cheryl has two daughters and a daughter-in-law. Her oldest daughter is a Public Finance attorney for Orrick in San Francisco, and her wife is an Environmental Law attorney for Holland & Knight. Her youngest daughter is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Arion Care Solutions in Phoenix. 

Cheryl enjoys reading, hiking, SCUBA diving, music, and good food, beer and wine.

(Last updated July 13, 2019)