Cherron is a veteran higher education professional with expertise in academic administration, including learning outcomes assessment and curriculum design. She is also well versed in enrollment management, adult education, and technology to support student services.
Her career experiences have been diverse—working for a mid-sized public institution and small, private institutions to support traditional undergraduate students as well as non-traditional, working adults seeking degree completion or graduate degrees.
As Chief Academic Officer and Vice President at Helix Education, Cherron provides thought leadership for best practices in post-traditional, online and competency-based education models. Her knowledge and ideas help Helix Education deliver the solutions that keep students engaged and retained through graduation, supporting and reinforcing successful student outcomes. Cherron’s work includes leading the Helix Instructional Design Services team, developing learning outcomes assessment methodologies for clients, and researching student success and completion using Helix Acuity business intelligence.
Prior to joining Helix Education, Cherron served as dean of undergraduate programs for the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University. She led both recruitment and retention efforts by managing services related to outreach, admissions, academic advising, international student services, career and internship services, counseling, disability services, student life, graduation certification and commencement. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching business management, American government, and student success courses.
Cherron earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice and a master of public administration, both at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In addition, she holds a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) from The University of Alabama with a specialization in higher education administration.