Executive Director's Office

A Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. We are the newest addition to the schools at Manhattan College. The school has been created to offer educational programs tailored to the needs of adult students. If you are a busy, working adult seeking to attend courses with other adult students in a flexible, convenient format that works with your life, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies could be the answer.

We offer education in a blended, cohort-based format led by academically qualified, working professionals. Our blended learning format ensures that students are continually engaged and maximizes learning opportunities; while our complementary cohort model provides a cohesive learning experience for adults to serve as colleagues and provide support to one another along the educational path. Our faculty are leaders in their respective fields who share their expertise in the classroom and online.

Thank you for visiting the website. I invite you to explore our pages that describe our educational offerings in more detail. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

—Cheryl Harrison, Ph.D.

About the Executive Director

Cheryl Harrison, Ph.D. is an expert in leadership and management development. Cheryl has a uniquely blended background in academia, social service and corporate settings. Some of her key past corporate positions include director, organization and leadership development, human resources manager, and corporate consultant and human resources manager at various Fortune 100 companies. Cheryl’s work has centered on the design of leadership and management competency models specifically focused on the development of executive and high-potential employees for succession planning and organizational capacity building.

Cheryl also has a significant background in e-learning. She is the co-creator of the first online and blended degree programs in organizational leadership at a small prestigious university in New England. Her talent is in both course design and teaching e-courses.

Dr. Harrison completed her doctoral work at Harvard University where she spent several years conducting management research on issues such as reengineering, leadership, succession planning, diversity, and middle- and senior-level management development training. She also holds a master’s degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.