Cheryl Oliver, Past Chair
Cheryl Oliver was born in Spokane, WA and raised throughout the state of Washington as her parents accepted opportunities related to their careers and in their pursuit of serving others (business, nursing, ministry, and psychology). Cheryl earned her bachelors degree from Washington State University in Elementary Education with a K-8 certifiate and began her careers as a school teacher. Shortly thereafter, she began working at Washington State University and earned her Masters in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs. Cheryl currently serves as the Assistant Dean for Online and Graduate Programs in the College of Business at WSU. In her role as Assistant Dean, Cheryl is responsible for all operations for the various graduate programs WSU offers in business throughout the state of Washington to include the MBA, Ph.D. and Master's of Accounting. Amongst the various programs in her portfolio, the Online MBA and EMBA programs were ranked #7 by US News & World Report in 2014. 

While an undergraduate students at WSU, Cheryl sought opportunities to serve her fellow students and community and found that the values of the YMCA would allow her to work with an organization that shared her ethos. She serves as the Assistant Director of the then "Big Buddy" program, a program modeled after Big Brother and Sisters and worked in the YMCA office supporting the staff there. Cheryl currently serves as the advisor to the student group for the YMCA ("registered student organization") as well as the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity at WSU. She has been the advisor to a number of student groups in her 14 years as an administrator at WSU. She has also served as a scholastic judge for Pullman's Distinguished Young Woman of the Year program, a volunteer interview coach for Moscow Junior Miss, a volunteer for the PAC 12 women's golf championships in 2012, and held the positions of secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of the PTA. She has also served on the selection committee to choose WSU orientation counselors numerous times, serves on various university and college committees related to assessment, curriculum, policy, and student support. Cheryl has also been a frequent presenter at conferences as well as served in officer roles and conference planning committees for professional groups related to her role in the College of Business.

Ms. Oliver and her husband, JJ, also a WSU administrator, have three children ages 2 to 17.