Cherise Y. Peters Named Vice President of Enrollment Management

Cherise Y. Peters Named Vice President of Enrollment Management


Jacksonville State University has selected Cherise Y. Peters to serve as its first vice president of enrollment management, a new position established to improve student enrollment and retention. Her start date is April 18.

In her new role, Peters will oversee and provide strategic leadership and support to the areas of undergraduate, graduate and international student recruitment and admissions, registration and financial aid. Reporting directly to the university president, she will work to develop and implement programs and services that improve student enrollment, retention and success. 

“I am pleased that Ms. Peters has accepted this important new position,” said JSU President John M. Beehler. “She has a proven record of success in enrollment management and we believe she will provide the leadership we need to reverse our declining enrollment numbers and set JSU on a path toward sustainable growth.”

Peters has more than 30 years of experience in higher education. She currently serves as vice president for enrollment management at Miles College, a small private school located outside Birmingham. Before that, she was associate provost and vice president for enrollment management at Alabama State University in Montgomery.

She worked 11 years at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she implemented its conversion to the Banner student information system as assistant director for University Information Services before being promoted to university registrar. She has also held leadership positions in enrollment management, student and academic affairs, finance and human resources at the Art Institute of Washington, the Advanced Career Training Institute, DeVry University, Broward Community College and Fort Lauderdale University.

Peters is a doctoral candidate at Georgia State University, where she has all but defended her Ph.D. in education, research measurement and statistics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fort Lauderdale University and a master’s degree in human resources from Keller Graduate School of Management.