Cheryl (Cherry) M. Callahan served as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro until December 2017. Upon her retirement, Cherry received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine - among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state.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 held adjunct faculty appointments in the Departments of Teacher Education and Higher Education, Community and Therapeutic Recreation, 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 assumed progressively responsible roles culminating in the Vice Chancellor position.