Cheryl Presley graduated from Colorado State University with
her B.S. in social work in 1974 and her master's in adult education in 1975. In
1990, Cheryl returned to campus to work for CSU's Division of Student Affairs.
In 1996, she was promoted to associate vice president for student affairs and
stayed in this role until 2000. During her tenure, Cheryl provided leadership
to 11 departments and centers in student affairs including the Counseling
Center, the Student Success Center, the Center for Educational Access and
Outreach, the Career Center, the Academic Advancement Office, the Service
Learning and Volunteer Programs, the Undergraduate Student Retention Office,
Alcohol Education, Judicial Affairs, Student Legal Services, and the Student
Ombudsman Office. She also taught classes on diversity in higher education for
the Student Affairs in Higher Education Program.
Due to Cheryl's lifelong
commitment to students and student affairs, she has elected the Lighten the Load fund as her Legacies Project Honoree feature fund. This provides financial hardship support to students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences. From a medical emergency to paying rent to getting food on the table, the Lighten the Load fund supports students who are experiencing unforeseen financial challenges. Students receive immediate financial support at a time when they are most vulnerable for dropping out.
you would like to make a gift by mail, please make checks payable to Colorado
State University Foundation and note that your gift is for the Lighten the Load
in honor of Cheryl Presley. Mail
State University Foundation P.
O. Box 1870 Fort Collins, CO 80522