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About the Senior Associate Vice Provost

Cheryl Taplin portrait

Cheryl Taplin is the senior associate vice provost & director of student success and retention. She is responsible for collaborating across campus to formulate a highly structured undergraduate retention strategy with the premise of developing and implementing comprehensive retention services for the promotion of student success toward graduation.

Cheryl has been at the university since 1987. She began as a counselor for the Upward Bound Program; became coordinator of the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP); served in various roles in undergraduate academic advisement; and became director of the former Student Academic Records and Financial Services (SARFS) unit before starting her current role in the Office of Student Success and Retention.

Cheryl is a member of several organizations, such as the Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), the Western New York Retention Committee and First-Year Experience. She is also a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Gannon University and her master’s degree in social science interdisciplinary with a concentration in public affairs from UB.

Last updated: June 16, 2017 11:16 am EST