Sheri Atkinson

Student Assistant to the Chancellor Shehzad Lokhandwalla interviewed Sheri Atkinson to find out more about life as executive director for Community Resource and Retention Centers.

Student Assistant to the Chancellor Shehzad Lokhandwalla interviewed Sheri Atkinson to find out more about her role on campus.

What are your roles and responsibilities as executive director of Community Resource and Retention Centers?

I have five centers that report to me that include the LGBTQIA Resource Center, the Student Recruitment and Retention Center, the Cross Cultural Center, the Women’s Resources and Research Center, and the Center for Student Involvement. I work to support them. I report to Dr. Milton Lang, and I also work on number of different divisional issues and campus climate issues.

How do you spend your free time?

I like to hang out with friends. Also, I like napping during the weekends and watching many TV shows.

What is your favorite TV show?

"Scandal"

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

If I had the power to dismantle all forms of oppression, I would like that...Just to make the world a better place.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Getting a lot of tattoos! I don’t feel very guilty about it though (laughs).

Tell us one secret about yourself, that no one at UC Davis knows about you?

When I was an undergrad at Bowling Green State University, I used to be a big prankster. Me and my friends used to do all kinds of stuff that was the year just before I was an RA.

If you give students one advice to succeed in college?

Use the resources on campus. There are a lot of places you can go to help you be successful as a student; the centers here strive to provide students access to a lot of opportunities.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza! Pepporoni pizza.

Favorite music?

Bon Jovi and 80s music

What is the best way for students to approach you?

I have an open-door policy. I want to be accessible to students. Sometimes I might be out of office for meetings, and email would be the best way to approach me. It is very important for me to stay connected with the students to be successful in my role and advocate for student needs.