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Fall Speaker Event with Sheryl Hilliard Tucker
October 11, 2020

Rethink. Reimagine. Reinvent Your Life.

Cheryl Tucker helped us answer the question: What are you thinking about re-inventing in your life?

Ever dream about making a change in your life, or has COVID forced you to consider making changes? What's stopping you from taking the plunge? New profession? New personal challenge? New role as a Cornell alum? Let's explore what makes life changes really happen - and how you can take the first steps to try something new.

The talk was held via Zoom, with alumni from around New Jersey joining in.

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Sheryl Hilliard Tucker A&S '78 helps mission-driven organizations become more effective. Leveraging 40 years of change-making experience, Sheryl develops innovative solutions for businesses, nonprofits and professionals in transition.

As Chief External Affairs Officer at AFS Intercultural Programs, she helped develop the first-ever global strategy for the world's leading high school study abroad organization with programs in 100 countries. Sheryl has been chief editor of three national publications: Black Enterprise, Essence and Your Company - and was on the senior executive team that managed Time Warner's portfolio of more than 100 magazines and digital brands worldwide. Sheryl worked for the National Football League to create a financial boot camp for players to ensure brighter financial futures once their playing careers were over.

Sheryl is a Trustee Emerita of Cornell University and a Presidential Councilor. She is a former Mosaic Board Chair, Vice Chair of the President's Council of Cornell Women and served on the Cornell Alumni Magazine Board. Sheryl was on the Cornell Alumni Association Board that recently reimagined the university's alumni affairs strategy.