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Cherron R. Hoppes, EdD

Dr. Cherron Hoppes is a veteran higher education professional with expertise in academic administration, including learning outcomes assessment and curriculum design. She is also well versed in enrollment management, adult education, and technology to support student services.

Her career experiences have been diverse: working for a mid-sized public institution and small, private institutions to support traditional undergraduate students as well as post-traditional working adults seeking degree completion or graduate degrees.

Cherron provides thought leadership for best practices in post-traditional, online, and competency-based education models through conference presentations, webinars, and working with higher education partners. Her knowledge and ideas have helped more than 25 universities deliver the solutions that keep students engaged and retained through graduation, supporting and reinforcing successful student outcomes. Cherron’s work includes leading instructional design and course production teams, developing learning outcomes assessment methodologies for clients, and research for publications on post-traditional student success and completion.

Previous experience

Over her rich career, Cherron served as the chief academic officer for Helix Education for over six years. Prior to that, as the dean of undergraduate programs for the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University. She led both recruitment and retention efforts by managing services related to outreach, admissions, academic advising, international student services, career and internship services, counseling, disability services, student life, graduation certification and commencement. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching business management, American government, and student success courses.


Cherron earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice and a master of public administration, both at New Mexico State University. In addition, she holds a doctor of education (EdD) from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, with a specialization in higher education administration.

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