“You can’t be perfect—you have to let go of that.”
Cheryl Baldwin Frech
Cheryl Baldwin Frech, professor of chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma, talks about her lifelong mentor and the importance of pace when juggling a family and a career in academia.
Frech recently returned to full-time teaching after serving eight years as department chair at the University of Central Oklahoma. She serves the Oklahoma local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) as public-relations chair. She is chair of the ACS national Committee on Public Relations and Communication and is a member of the Division of Chemical Education. She is an associate editor for book and media reviews for the Journal of Chemical Education. Frech has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Oklahoma State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in analytical chemistry from the University of Oklahoma.