Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. mourn the loss of their 27th National President, Cheryl Hickmon. She passed away less than two months in office.
The Connecticut native became a member at South Carolina State University; the Alpha Xi Chapter. Hickmon, a celebrated and devoted member, served the 109-year-old organization for 39 years in various capacities. She served as chair of its national board of directors, and was active in the Hartford Alumnae Chapter (HAC). The late national president was once the local chapter president.
In the statement the Sorority wrote a heartfelt message to Hickmon and her family.
“It is with great sorrow that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. shares the passing of our beloved National President and Chair of the National Board of Directors, Cheryl A. Hickmon. President Hickmon transitioned peacefully on January 20, 2022 after a recent illness.
President Hickmon was a devoted member of Delta Sigma Theta since 1982 and served in various capacities at the chapter, region, and national level before being elected National President.
She is remembered not only for her role as a leader but for being a colleague, friend, and most of all, sister. The entire sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated mourns the loss of President Hickmon. During this difficult time, we ask that you respect her family’s privacy and keep them in your prayers.”
Although Hickmon is no longer here, her sorority said her work in the community would live on.