Just a Thought - Cheryl Hyman's Blog

Diverse Issues in Higher Ed: Facing the ‘Corona Swirl’

By Cheryl Hyman | Jul 28, 2020 | 0

Honored to have co-authored an article for Diverse Issues in Higher Education on the ‘Corona Swirl’ and ensuring that higher education creates clear pathways to degrees. We must act now to protect students and guard against even more pain caused by the pandemic. Read the full article here.

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Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

By Cheryl Hyman | Jul 2, 2020 | 0

I’m honored to be part of the amazing group of women selected by AZ Business magazine as the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2020. Read more here.

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Opening the Doors Wider at ASU

By Cheryl Hyman | Sep 13, 2019 | 0

As many of you have already heard, I have begun a new role at Arizona State University—a new role which allows me to continue pursuing my two passions in higher education: innovation and providing new opportunities to the more than half of all American adults who hold no postsecondary credentials. […]

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A Roadmap for Transforming Higher Ed (Guest Post)

By Rasmus Lynnerup | Aug 24, 2018 | 0

The following is the last in a three-part series of guest posts by Rasmus Lynnerup, former executive vice chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago. See the first and second posts. What is required to ensure the continued success of our fellow citizens and our democracy as a whole? In […]

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Purposeful Disruption: UNCF Career Pathways Initiative Keynote (video)

By Cheryl Hyman | Aug 7, 2018 | 0

I recently had the honor of delivering a keynote address at the third annual UNCF Career Pathways Initiative Convening & Data Institute. In my remarks, I discussed the value of purposeful disruption as a tool to help leaders address the many challenges that HBCUs — and all of higher education — […]

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Overcoming Obstacles: Believe Bigger

By Cheryl Hyman | Jul 27, 2018 | 0

Last month, I gave a commencement speech at Southland College Prep Charter High School, outside of my hometown of Chicago. While I was focused on the graduating class before me, one of the points I made—about overcoming obstacles—is applicable to all of us, at all stages of our personal and […]

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HPEG: Leading Transformative Change in Higher Education

By Cheryl Hyman | Jun 20, 2018 | 0

I contributed a post to Voices in Education, the blog of Harvard Education Publishing, which earlier this month released my book. Building on themes in Reinvention: The Promise and Challenge of Transforming a Community College System, I make the case for why all of us in higher education must move […]

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Reinvention Now Available

By Cheryl Hyman | Jun 5, 2018 | 0

I’m excited to share with you that the time has finally come—my book, Reinvention: The Promise and Challenge of Transforming a Community College System, officially hits bookshelves today, Tuesday, June 5th. Writing and sharing the news about this book has been a life-changing experience and I have many of you […]

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Why Leadership Must Move at the Pace of Disruption

By Cheryl Hyman | Jun 1, 2018 | 0

(This post was originally published on LinkedIn).  In virtually everything in life, information matters, but insight matters more. That’s in no small part due to the increasingly rapid pace of change in the word around us, which challenges us as leaders to assess different scenarios, identify the data that matters […]

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Why Fundamental Change in Higher Ed is Necessary (Guest Post)

By Rasmus Lynnerup | May 25, 2018 | 0

The following is the second in a three-part series of guest posts by Rasmus Lynnerup, former executive vice chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago. See the first post here. Today, the United States has two parallel structures of public postsecondary education: universities (four-year schools) focused primarily on the pursuit […]

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Interview With US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty (Video)

By Cheryl Hyman | May 24, 2018 | 0

As a member of the Urban Institute’s US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, I recently participated in a series of video interviews in which those involved in the partnership reflected on their work. A collaboration between the Urban Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Partnership sought answers […]

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Encourage Full-Time Courseloads—But Make Sure They Count For Every Student

By Cheryl Hyman | May 22, 2018 | 0

It wasn’t until I returned to City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) as chancellor, many years after attending one of its campuses as a student, that I learned I had taken a full year of credits that weren’t transferable to the four-year institution I ultimately attended. Like me, that’s because too […]

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