Sheryl L. Mauricio joined Washington University in St. Louis in January 2018. Sheryl has spent over 15 years working in higher education. Prior to her arrival at Washington University she served as Associate Dean of Students at Cornell University, and has also worked at Michigan State University, the University of Southern California, and California State University, Long Beach.
At Washington University, Sheryl and her colleagues are responsible for the oversight of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Our primary focus is to help students understand personal responsibility and the impact that their decisions have on themselves and their community. In addition, there is a firm commitment to the integration of education and Restorative Justice practices. Key programs in her area include individual case management, Academic Integrity, organizational misconduct, including student groups and Fraternity and Sorority Life, coordination with Residential Life and Athletics, and the Student Conduct Board. Educational efforts are also coordinated with campus partners such as the Office of International Students and Scholars, Overseas Programs, First-Year Center, Office of the University Registrar, and Graduate and Professional Schools.
Sheryl was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Minor in chemistry from California State University, Long Beach, a Master of Education degree in Post-secondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California, and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Michigan State University. Sheryl’s research focuses on the motivation for student engagement at four-year institutions. Other research interests include family-career balance and college success for ethnic minority students.