Mrs. Cheryl Gochis was appointed vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer in May 2016 after having served as associate vice president for HR since 2014. She manages and coordinates employment functions at Baylor University that include employee relations, benefits, compensation, recruiting, employee learning, HR compliance, data management, and leadership consulting. She holds a BA and an MA in business and organizational communication,
both from Baylor. She is also a certified HR professional and learning specialist.
During her time at Baylor, Mrs. Gochis has served on several search committees, including those for president; vice president and chief business officer; vice president and athletics director; and executive vice president and provost. She serves on numerous university-wide committees. Additionally, she serves as president-elect on the United Way of McLennan County Board.
Prior to joining Baylor, Mrs. Gochis worked at Extraco Banks in Waco as the executive vice president of human resources. She also worked at the financial services company USAA in San Antonio. While at USAA, she served in several HR leadership roles.
Mrs. Gochis and her husband, Rich, are the parents of three children: Drew, a Baylor junior; Jacob, a Baylor freshman; and Hannah. They are members of First Baptist Church Woodway, where they teach a young married Sunday School class and participate in mission trips and mission organizations.