Taren Cherry joined the Duke Athletics staff in August, 2016, and serves as the department’s Executive Director of Human Resources. Prior to shifting into her current role in June of 2018, she spent nearly two years as a Compliance Coordinator.
A native of Greenville, N.C., Cherry graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science. She went on to receive a Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University’s School of Law in May, 2016.
During law school, Cherry was a participant in the 2015 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute where she studied numerous issues related to sports and law. She also was a legal intern for North Carolina Central University Office of Legal Affairs where she performed legal research in areas related to higher education law and university-wide compliance.
Prior to law school, Cherry served as the Assistant Director of Tar Heel Athletic Hospitality where she oversaw Blue Zone facility rentals at Kenan Stadium as well as assisted with hospitality management of premium seating areas at UNC from 2012-2013.