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Today’s spotlight: Cheryl Hyman

Vice provost for academic alliances

Arizona State University

Background: Hyman is leading academic partnerships between ASU and other educational institutions both locally and nationally, ensuring undergraduate students have a pathway to successfully transition to ASU. Hyman is the former chancellor of the City Colleges and authored “Reinvention: The Promise and Challenge of Transforming a Community College System” (Harvard Education Press, 2018).

Professional advice: “I know this may sound cliché, but when your life has been a series of start and stops, ups and downs it never gets old, so my advice is never give up, never allow your circumstances to dictate your destiny and work hard.  If that doesn’t work, work harder.”

Lesson learned in 2020: “Patience, tolerance and more grounded in a faith that everything in life works out if we let it.”

Surprising fact: “I’m very adventurous and not afraid to try things I haven’t done before and frankly a bit scary. On that note, I have swam with, held and fed sharks (a number of times).”