The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Students Serving Students

UNCG's School of Education is excited to announce the second annual Careers in Student Affairs Conference.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Elliot University Center (EUC)

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Careers in Student Affairs Conference was created to show student leaders that the activities they help plan, the connections they make with residents in their hall, the staff bonding, and the overall passions that they have for serving on their respective campuses is a career that they can pursue.

Keynote Speaker

Vice Chancellor Callahan
Dr. Cherry Callahan

Cheryl (Cherry) M. Callahan is Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has a BA in sociology, a MEd in counseling from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in human development and family studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Teacher Education and Higher Education and Human Development and Family Studies. Her first professional position was at Delaware State University where she served as a Counselor and Director of Orientation, followed by a brief period as an elementary school counselor before moving to UNCG where she has progressed to her current position.

Cherry is very active professionally and served as President of NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators) in 1998-99. She currently is Chair of the NASPA Foundation Board of Directors and has served on the NASPA Board of Directors, as Vice President of NASPA Region III, as Chair of NASPA’s Affirmative Action Task Force, and in numerous other roles in Region III including service as a faculty member for the New Professionals’ Institute. She was the recipient of the Fred Turner Award for Distinguished Service to NASPA in 2006, a Pillar of the Profession Award in 2003 and the John Koldus Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA Region III in 1995. Cherry was also part of the first NASPA delegation to visit student affairs colleagues in Germany, Belgium, and France in the summer of 1995, a visit that served as a beginning point for numerous professional exchanges between the United States and these European countries.

Cherry has presented dozens of programs and speeches at professional meetings, served on accreditation teams for SACS and review teams for other colleges and universities, and authored/co-authored several articles/chapters in various publications. She is married to husband Mike who taught history in the Guilford County School System for 30 years and has two daughters – Megan who is an attorney in Greensboro, NC and Kathleen who is also in the Student Affairs field, currently pursuing her PhD in Higher Education at Florida State University.