Cheryl Harrison


School of Continuing & Professional Studies

Cheryl Harrison, Ed.D., who since 2011 has served as executive director of Manhattan College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), was named dean of that school in June 2016.

Since her arrival at Manhattan College, Harrison has brought a vast range of experience in adult education, as faculty and administrator in both academic and corporate environments, including Tufts University, Quinnipiac University, Cigna, Aetna and NYNEX. Her 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 building.

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.

Courses Taught

  • MSOL 601: Fundamentals of Organizational Leadership