Forsyth Tech’s New VP of Student Services Looks Forward to Enhanced Student Experience

Jewell Cherry Held Position of Interim VP for More than One Year

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 5, 2011) – After a nationwide search, Forsyth Technical Community College has named Jewel Cherry as Vice President of Student Services. Cherry was chosen over a field of four other candidates.

“I’m very excited to continue working toward supporting our students during this time of significant growth for the college,” Cherry said.

In addition to meeting the needs of an expanding student body with limited state funds, Cherry said one of her immediate challenges is enhancing services for Forsyth Tech’s online students. “That means counseling and career services as well as academic advisement,” she said. “Anything we do for our students face to face, I want to work toward offering that to our online students as well.”

Cherry has been at Forsyth Tech since 1977 and had served as Dean of Enrollment and Student Services. She had previously been Director of the Student Success Center and program coordinator and instructor in the school’s Business Information Technologies Division.

A graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S. C. with an MBA in business management from the Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.A. in political science, Cherry earned her Educational Specialist degree in higher education administration from Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams Graduate School, and anticipates completion of her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2012.

CAPTION: Jewel Cherry has been named Vice President of Student Services at Forsyth Tech following a nationwide search.