Sheryl has three degrees from the University of Michigan -- Bachelors degree in Physical Education & Mathematics a Masters Degree in 1975 for Recreation Administration & Biostatistics; and a 1987 PhD in Higher Education (University Administration) & Business.
Sheryl retired after 27 years as the fundraising data expert in the U of M Office of Development, and eight years teaching at Interlochen Art Academy.
Initially Sheryl played intercollegiately on club sport teams since there were no varsity athletics for women at U of M in the early 1970s.
Sheryl was a leader in getting varsity sports at U of M and presented to the Regents and Executive Officers the need to start varsity athletics for women. Her request to the Regents was well received and three months later, in September 1973, Marie Hartwig was directed to initiate varsity programs for six women's sports. She was honored to be the captain of the first varsity field hockey team, and to play center on the first varsity basketball team. She knew that she and her teammates were building the foundation for future teams.
Sheryl serves on the Board to promote the relationship between letterwinners and the M Club/Athletic Department/University of Michigan.Sheryl lives in Ann Arbor, and U of M alums run in her family, as her sister is also a graduate.