News: Scherling Announces Retirement

Scherling, VP of Academic Affairs, Announces Retirement

Dr. Scherling has spent more than a quarter century in various roles at Colorado Christian University.

Dr. Sarah Scherling, vice president of Academic Affairs for Colorado Christian University’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies, has announced her retirement effective June 30, marking the end of more than 25 years of service at the university.

“It has been an immense privilege and honor to serve this beloved institution for the past quarter-century,” said Scherling. “I am deeply grateful for the opportunities, challenges, and experiences that have shaped my journey here. Throughout my tenure, I have had the privilege of working alongside dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators who are committed to the university's mission of academic excellence and spiritual growth.”

Scherling joined CCU in and has served in her current role since 2010, overseeing CAGS academic programs, faculty development, curriculum development, student learning assessment, accreditation, online state approvals, and scheduling. Before joining CCU, Scherling was a classroom teacher for preschool and elementary school students and worked as a reading specialist for middle and high school students.

“Dr. Scherling has been a transformative leader for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies,” said Eric Hogue, president of CCU. “Her vision, innovation, and dedication to creating a dynamic learning environment, whether in-person or online, has been invaluable to the university. Under her leadership, CCU Online has seen incredible growth while maintaining a rigorous academic standard.”

Scherling holds a bachelor’s in child development and family relationships from Colorado State University, a master’s in elementary education with an emphasis in reading from Fort Hays State University and a doctorate in education with an emphasis in teaching and learning from Liberty University.

“Dr. Scherling has been monumental in attending to CCU's accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission,” said Hogue. “Her attention to detail and passion for excellence have helped CCU gain constant approval and sustained accreditation success.” 

In retirement, Scherling and her husband, Doug, who live in Colorado Springs, plan to spend additional time with their grandchildren.

“I have been blessed to experience firsthand the intentionality of the university as it follows the mission that God has laid out for it,” said Scherling. “The commitment to academic excellence and spiritual formation has been truly inspiring, and I am honored to have been a part of this extraordinary community.”