Cheryl, native Texan and Austinite, graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication magna cum laude from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Rhetoric and Public Relations from Texas A&M University. She is working on her dissertation for her PhD from Texas A&M University in Telecommunication and Media Studies.
Cheryl is happily married and has three grown daughters, two grandsons, and a granddaughter that keep her very busy when she has time. She and her husband live in College Station, Texas.