Dr. Sherry Chance, Associate Provost for Nontraditional Education and Online Learning, at LeTourneau University received her doctorate degree from The University of Alabama, her master’s from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska. Before joining Le Tourneau University in July 2017, Chance was an Assistant Dean at Tulane University’s Madison, Mississippi campus. Sherry was recognized as one of “Mississippi’s 50 Leading Businesswomen” by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2012 and was honored as a “Dynamic Woman of Mississippi” in 2009.

Chance is well known for her community involvement. She served her community in Mississippi as Chairman of the Board of the Madison County Business League, President of the Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club (recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow), and President of the Board of Madison Chamber of Commerce. Sherry has served as a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson and Committee Chairperson for the Southern Farm PGA Golf Classic. Dr. Chance successfully established satellite campuses for Belhaven University and Tulane University, each with an emphasis on educational opportunities for adult students.

Sherry and husband, Dr. Jay Chance, an adjunct professor, enjoy life with their furry family member, a rescue dog named Blaze. Both Sherry and Jay enjoy exploring culture and history through domestic and international travel. Sherry is an avid reader and member of a local book club.