Cherie Dolehanty has been promoted to director of University College at Indiana University East. University College is a department that provides support to first-year students and new online students through success coaching, advising, career planning, the First-Year Seminar, workshops, and other events.

As director, Dolehanty will oversee programming and services for first-year students, online students, student-athletes, and international students with the goal of increasing the retention and success of these student populations. She will work collaboratively with other units across campus to ensure students receive a seamless, student-focused experience at IU East.

Dolehanty has worked for the university since January 2012 and has served as an academic advisor for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Previously, Dolehanty worked in higher education at Earlham College as an assistant director in the financial aid office and as assistant vice president of business operations. She has also worked at Miami University in the Office of Residence Life as a first year advisor and for IU Bloomington as an area coordinator in Read Hall. She was an English teacher at Richmond High School from 2008-2011.

Dolehanty received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Earlham College and her Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from IU Bloomington. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Composition and a minor in education from DePauw University.