Dr. Sheri L. Rowland is a seasoned higher education professional in the areas of enrollment and student affairs with more than 27 years of experience. Her core competencies include enrollment management, student services, research, and project management. Her experience includes over 24 years in the Florida College System in a variety of positions. She also served three years as vice president for enrollment management and assistant provost for student success in the University System of Georgia. Dr. Rowland currently serves as the vice president for student affairs at Tallahassee Community College, responsible for providing strategic leadership in the areas of admissions and records, career and academic advising, student services, athletics, international students, and enrollment call center. In addition, she serves in leadership roles with the Florida College System Council of Student Affairs, serves as an on-site reviewer for the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and was recently appointed to the NASPA James E. Scott Academy Board. Accomplishments include 2019-2020 Aspen Presidential Fellow, 2019 JFF/SCCN Certified Pathways Coach, and previous NISOD Excellence Award recipient for her work in student affairs.
Ed.D. (Higher Education) | Florida State University
M.A. (Psychological Counseling) | Southeast Missouri State University
Vice President for Student Affairs | Tallahassee Community College
Vice President for Enrollment Management, Assistant Provost for Student Success | Middle Georgia State University
Dean of Enrollment Management | Macon State College
Dean of Enrollment Services | Tallahassee Community College
Director of the Student Success Center | Tallahassee Community College
How has education changed your life/your family?
Education was the door that opened up possibilities and dreams that I never could have imagined when I was younger. While I was not technically a first-generation student because my father earned a bachelor’s degree when I was a child, I did go to college on a Pell Grant and academic scholarship and was the first in our extended family to earn advanced degrees. My first real job post-undergraduate degree led me to need more education to pursue a job I liked, which then led me into higher education to serve others, and ultimately afforded me the opportunity to earn a doctorate degree and a career I love.