Community Engagement

Leading in a Campus Network with Cheryl Richards

Dr. Cheryl Richards is the CEO and Regional Dean at Northeastern University at Charlotte, a node campus in Northeastern’s Lifelong Learning Network. In this episode, Cheryl discusses her path to higher education and how she wove together a diverse group of professional experiences. These experiences led to her being named as NEU’s first regional campus CEO. She also talks about the changing landscape of higher education and the opportunities on the horizon for the industry. These opportunities include new ways of thinking about corporate and employee training solutions.

In part two of the interview, Cheryl reflects on her leadership journey and the experiences that have shaped her leadership style today. In addition, she outlines important competencies that all rising leaders in higher education will need, including business acumen. The interview closes out with advice for new leaders in higher education.

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