Sherri Bond Rucker


Sherri is a professional Executive Assistant with nearly 23 years of experience, working for C-Level Executives and Board members at two private universities in Tennessee. She has worked for six Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), five Presidents, one Chancellor, one Vice Chancellor, many Board Chairpersons and Board Members, and many visiting VIPs at both universities. Sherri was employed at Vanderbilt University for 10 years and has worked at Fisk University for nearly 13 years.

Sherri earned her B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice at Tennessee State University, in 1990. After graduating, she began her career at Vanderbilt University in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for University Relations and General Counsel. In 1992, Sherri was contacted by the Executive Assistant to the Chancellor at Vanderbilt University and offered the Executive Secretary position in that office. She immediately accepted the Executive Secretary position and worked in the Chancellor’s Office for 8 years. In 2000, the Chancellor retired after 18 years of service to Vanderbilt University and the new administration brought in all new staff. After taking almost 4 months off, Sherri began to search for another job and landed at Fisk University, working in the Office of the President. On September 11, 2013, Sherri will celebrate her 13th year at Fisk. She has worked for four Fisk Presidents: Dr. John L. Smith, Jr. (2000-2001); Dr. Carolynn Reid-Wallace (2001-2003); Dr. Charles R. Fuget (Interim President, 2004); and The Honorable Hazel R. O’Leary (2004-2013), until her retirement. Currently, Sherri works for Fisk’s 15th President, and her fifth President, Dr. H. James Williams!

Sherri is married to Timothy E. Rucker and they have one adult daughter.


Sherri Bond Rucker
Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary to the Board

B.S., Criminal Justice, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee

Cravath Hall, 309A
Office of the President
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208

615.329.8555 office phone