Cheree Meeks

Senior Director for First Year Experience

Cheree Meeks is the Senior Director for the First Year Experience, primarily serving Honors first year students. As a member of the Student Engagement Team, Dr. Meeks is responsible for creating and developing programs and activities to assist students with the transition to college. She is involved in the planning for Honors Orientation, programming for the Common Reading, and coordinates the First Year Project research opportunity. In addition, Dr. Meeks serves as a resource to students and can help address issues that may come up for first year students. Dr. Meeks also serves as the Advisor to the Honors Mentor Association (HMA).

Dr. Meeks earned her BA in Political Science and MA in Student Development and Postsecondary Education from The University of Iowa. She completed a doctorate in Higher Education and Organizational Change in 2016. Dr. Meeks’ research focused on the experiences of African American mothers working in student affairs, with special focus on race and gender as intersecting identities.

Dr. Meeks has taught at four institutions, including courses focused on college transitions, learning strategies, career explorations, and foundations of leadership.