Welcome from Cheryl A. Brown, Director of Frosh 101

Welcome Frosh!

hope you enjoy Frosh 101! This new program offers students a place to be seen, heard, and validated as they build a strong community with their peers. This course also allows frosh to learn from upper-class students who can help guide them through the chaos of their first quarter at Stanford. We hope Frosh 101 provides students with the social and emotional support needed to thrive in and out of the classroom at Stanford. 

For more information about Frosh 101 please contact us at  frosh101program@stanford.edu.

Have a great first year!

Cheryl A. Brown, Ph.D.

About Cheryl A. Brown, Frosh 101 Director

Cheryl A. Brown

Cheryl A. Brown is the Director of Frosh 101 at Stanford. Cheryl is also a Resident Fellow in Meier Hall. Prior to joining the VPUE staff as the Director of Frosh 101 she spent eight years teaching and advising students as the Associate Director for the Program in African and African-American Studies at Stanford. While in this role Cheryl received two awards chosen by students.  In 2011, Cheryl received the “Faculty/Staff Mentor Award” at the Black Community Services Center award ceremony. In 2012, she received the “Teacher of the Year” award from the ASSU. As director of Frosh 101 she will utilize the knowledge she gained teaching and living with frosh as a resident fellow to create unique opportunities to support frosh and their families as they navigate their first year at Stanford. Her passion for enhancing student experiences and outcomes began early in her career and led her to earn an MA and Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA where she focused on understanding how universities' policies and practices impact students' experiences. Cheryl also holds a BA and MA in African American Studies and enjoys helping students navigate the diversity that exists on campuses like Stanford. Cheryl's work has focused on the development and implementation of programs and classes where students are comfortable being authentic, expressing their interests and building relationships. Cheryl believes this is at the heart of Frosh 101. In addition to working with students, Cheryl enjoys raising her two children on Stanford's campus with her husband. As a family they enjoy life on "The Farm", biking to sporting events, and introducing students to a number of experiences (museums, musicals, concerts, etc) the bay area has to offer. In her free time Cheryl enjoys running and working out; a habit she found to be very beneficial as an undergrad.