Longview University Center
Cherie Jones is the Director of the Center for Professional Development and Education for the Longview University Center and Community Relations Coordinator. She is a Lecturer for the College of Engineering Construction Management Department at UT Tyler main campus. In 2002, Cherie graduated with a double degree in Construction Science and Environmental Design (Architecture) from Texas A&M University. In 2010, she received a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
Her background primarily consists of Construction Project Management, Architecture, and Product Development. For eight years, Cherie worked for Centex Homes in Dallas, Texas. Her role as a field manager gave her the opportunity to build homes from 90K to 600K. Later, she worked with multi-family brand of Centex with City Homes and built luxury townhomes/condos ranging from 250K to 700K. Cherie was a Designer in the Product Development Department and enjoyed producing plans for Centex Homes.
After receiving Project Management experience, Cherie decided to work for Humphrey’s and Partners Architects as an Intern/Construction Administrator which gave her more exposure to the commercial industry. Before working for UT Tyler, she did a five month MBA Internship as a Production Supervisor for Ingersoll Rand Trane Residential in Tyler, TX.
Cherie is an East Texas native from Overton, TX and is very active serving in the community as Asst. Minister of Harmony Pirtle Baptist Church of Kilgore, TX. Also, she is known to be a motivational speaker/published inspirational author outside of work and speaks at various conferences around Texas. Her favorite saying is, “It is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. All things are truly possible for those that believe.”