Jim Cherrington ('85)
Jim Cherrington was born and raised in rural Glasgow, Mo., and attended Truman State University from 1981-1985, completing a B.S. degree in business administration. Originally on a music scholarship, Cherrington has fond memories of being a member of the Showboat Gamblers marching band.
Cherrington has worked for a CPA firm as well as a non-profit research institution. Since 2001, he has been employed by the Missouri School Boards' Association as associate executive director of administrative Programs and Resources, supervising financial programs, energy programs and safety programs.
Cherrington previously served six years on the Truman Alumni Board of Directors, representing the Mid-Missouri Alumni Chapter; he also served as vice president and president of the Board.
In addition to his involvement with Truman's Mid-Missouri Alumni Chapter, Cherrington is active in the Columbia, Mo., community, serving as an elder with Trinity Lutheran Church and is involved with the United Way, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Lutheran Family & Children Services Adoption Agency, the Columbia Metro Rotary, and the Columbia Public Schools.
He and his wife, Mindy, a registered nurse, have five children.