Loyola University Maryland Provost Cheryl Moore-Thomas named to Daily Record’s Top 100 Women

April 2, 2024

Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Loyola University Maryland, was named to the 2024 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record. The list recognizes achievements by women demonstrated through leadership, community service, and mentoring. Winners were selected by past Top 100 Women and business leaders.

“Cheryl is a compassionate mentor who tirelessly invests in the personal and professional development of students and colleagues. Her passion for fostering inclusive environments and uplifting others is palpable in every interaction,” said Terrence M. Sawyer, J.D., president of Loyola. “Her dedication, expertise, and leadership have left an indelible mark on the Loyola community and broader academic landscape, both in Maryland and beyond.”

Moore-Thomas was named provost and vice president for academic affairs in 2023 after serving in the role in an interim capacity for almost two years. Previously, she served as associate dean of the School of Education, chair of the education specialties department, associate vice president for faculty affairs and diversity, associate vice president for graduate academic affairs and diversity, and as the University’s inaugural chief equity and inclusion officer.

“Cheryl is an exceptional leader who is fully invested in our Loyola community and in the greater Baltimore community. Her leadership and contributions have a significant and often underestimated impact,” said Gerry Holthaus, ’71, chair of Loyola’s Board of Trustees. “We are fortunate to have Cheryl leading at Loyola and in Baltimore, and I look forward to all she will continue to achieve.”

After joining the Loyola faculty as an assistant professor of education in 2001, Moore-Thomas earned tenure in 2007 and was promoted to full professor of education in 2017. She began her career as a teacher and school counselor in Montgomery County Public Schools.

Author of the book, College and Career Readiness: A Guide for School Counselors K-12, published in 2019, Moore-Thomas received Loyola’s inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching in 2017. She has served on the boards of Marian House, Archbishop Borders School, and the Carroll County Community College Psychology Department Advisory Board.

A longtime resident of Baltimore, Moore-Thomas earned her doctorate in counselor education from the University of Maryland at College Park and both her bachelor’s degree in elementary education summa cum laude and her master’s degree in school counseling from Loyola. Two of her siblings and her father also graduated from Loyola.

Other Loyola alumni who were named to the Top 100 Women list this year are:

  • Nichole D. Battle, MBA ’08, Chief Executive Officer of Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation
  • Stacey McGreevy, ’89, Vice President, Support Services, GBMC Healthcare
  • Deborah S. Phelps, M.Ed. ’98, Executive Director of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Martha H. Sweeney, ’80, M.S. ’81, CCC-SLP, Head of The Odyssey School

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