Cheryl Gustitus, senior undergraduate academic adviser at Penn State Berks, officially retired this month, after 28 years of service.
Gustitus began her career at Penn State Schuylkill in 1983, where she served as administrative staff assistant to the dean of academic affairs and registrar. While at Schuylkill, she coached the women’s softball team and was honored with the Outstanding Staff Member award.
She came to Berks campus in 2000 and worked in the Academic Advising Office, providing guidance to students, mentoring faculty advisers and teaching first-year seminar courses. She was nominated by her advisees for the University-wide Outstanding Adviser award.
Gustitus earned an associate degree in letters, arts, and sciences; a bachelor’s degree in psychology; and a master’s degree in adult education, all from Penn State.
During her time at Penn State, Gustitus served on both the Schuylkill and Berks campus Commissions for Women.
In retirement Gustitus hopes to teach part-time at a local business/technical college, and work as a substitute teacher in local school districts, including the intermediate unit where she would work with children who have special needs. She also plans to travel and spend time with her husband, four children and three grandchildren.