A new paradigm is growing in the field of student services; Strengths-based advising that helps people recognize their abilities rather than deficits. For Dr. Cheryl Herrera, CHS Director of Student Success and Career Services, this focus on strengths rather than shortcomings is greatly helping students in personal and academic development.
“To help our undergrads uncover their potential, they take a StrengthsFinder assessment to uncover their top five talents,” stated Dr. Herrera. “In fact, all faculty and staff have also identified their strengths, which allows our community to build upon talents and develop resilience within our roles.”
In addition to her student advising role, Dr. Herrera is also an Assistant Professor of Public Administration. While her research areas include legal and public policy issues, she primarily concentrates on best ways to foster a climate of excellence.