Interim Chancellor Cheryl Green


Since Jan. 1, 2019, Cheryl Green has served as interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

She brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education and student affairs to her role as the leader of the Warhawk family. A passionate educator, Green believes fiercely in the power of education to change lives. At UW-Whitewater, she is championing enrichment opportunities and important academic and student success initiatives that support the university's record retention and graduation rates.  

Most recently, Green served as vice chancellor for student affairs at UW-Oshkosh, and as assistant vice president for student affairs at Tennessee State University.  

Before her time at Tennessee State, Green served at Chicago State University in a variety of roles, including director/chair of the counseling department, dean of first-year student experience, acting associate director of career placement, and as a tenured associate professor of counseling. In addition, Green served as the statewide representative for 2,700 faculty and staff in her role as the grievance officer for seven public universities in Illinois.  

Her fiscal experience includes the budget management of more than $126 million at three universities and contributing the career component to a state-based grant, which provided work training opportunities for dependent mothers. The grant was funded for $4.7 million dollars. She has also personally secured or carried out $690,000 in grants to support student and campus health initiatives.  

Green's community service work spans the United States and has included serving on ten different advisory boards or boards of directors. Most recently, she has served on the Forward 50 Advisory Board for the National Association of Student and Financial Aid Administrators, Howard Hughes Medical Institute STEM Grant Advisory Board of UW Madison, Oshkosh 4 Education Advisory Board, Melvin C. Terrell Education Foundation and the Milwaukee based Gift of Adoption Wisconsin board of directors. Dr. Green is dedicated to making a difference in our community.

Green has a Ph.D. and master's degree in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Manchester College (now Manchester University) in Indiana. She also holds a National Incident Management System certificate from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Institute, has been trained in crisis intervention, and is recognized as an expert in grievance mediation and conflict resolution.  

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Green is also the proud mother of her two children, Jasmine (daughter) and Lamont (son). 

Interim Chancellor Green