37th Annual MLK Celebration Leadership Award Recipient: Cheryl Charles
Fiscal officer, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT
37th Annual MLK Leadership Award
Cheryl Charles, a fiscal officer in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, was awarded an MLK Leadership Award for her dedication as a resource for underrepresented minority students, including helping out the MIT Caribbean Club and delivering care packages and home-cooked meals to students.
Charles has been with RLE since 2007 and has held many positions since, including Fiscal Officer for both Pre-Award and Post-Award Administration. She is now the Fiscal Officer forHR/Payroll Administration at RLE. She is responsible for processing payroll, graduate research assistant appointments, UROP appointments, payroll management, labor certification, eDACCAs, eSDS, labor distribution, suspense cost object management; financial administration.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Prior to joining RLE, she had been a Fiscal Officer in EECS and an Administrator for the Deptartment Head and Administrative Officer in the MIT Economics Department. During her time with EECS, she was a volunteer Freshman Advisor for MIT undergraduate students.
In 2007, Charles was honored with an MIT Infinite Mile Award for excellence. In 2006, Charles was inducted into the Quarter Century Club. Membership is offered to faculty, administrative, research, support and service staff who have celebrated their 25th anniversary with the Institute. The club is chartered with promoting good fellowship among long-term associates of the MIT community and furthering the well-being of its membership through cultural, educational and social events.