Cheryl Gelzer Alexis, JD joined the Department of Harvard Athletics as itst Director of Human Resources on February 25, 2008.
Alexis, who graduated from Harvard/Radcliffe in 1976 and played basketball, replaced Susan Ehrlich who relocated to Ohio with her family.
After graduating from Harvard/Radcliffe with a degree in history and science, Alexis earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of Chicago. Alexis, who is among the first female members of the Harvard Varsity Club, most recently served as the Director of Human Resources at Simmons College. Among her legal and human resource positions in the corporate world, Alexis served for three years as the director of Human Resources for Reebok International, Ltd.
Alexis has served in various roles within higher education during her career. She has been affiliated with Cornell University since 1992 and served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She was also an instructor for the school for seven years until 2005.