Cheri Tillman Portrait

Cheri Tillman

Director of College of Honors & Exploratory Studies Advising Center

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership Higher Education
    University of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL (2004)
  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Education
    Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA (1992)
  • B.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education
    Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA (1985)

Year started working at VSU: 1992

Why I love advising: I have been working with college students for over 25 years, and I love the different relationships that I form with these students. I strive to really get to know my students. I want to know about their family, interests, and their college and life experiences. I see advising as a partnership between me, the advisor, and the student. We work together to make decisions, overcome obstacles; we try to handle anything that life throws at us. Advising is a huge responsibility. Every student I meet, I have an effect on him/her whether I see it or not. I have a chance to help someone improve their life. I cannot think of anything more special than helping change a life for the better.

Hometown: Valdosta, GA

Hobbies/interests: Tennis, bridge, fishing & hunting

Fun fact: I won a gold medal on the balance beam, silver medal on vault and bronze medal for all-around in a state of Georgia gymnastics meet.

Why VSU: I was born and raised in Valdosta and graduated from VSU. I had a great college experience here, and I wanted to help make VSU an even better college to attend. I love VSU! Go Blazers!!

Areas/Program I advise: Exploratory (undecided)


    Honors house (Georgia Ave)