Who was Delta Sigma Theta Sorority president, Cheryl Hickmon?

TRAGEDY struck South Carolina State University when it was announced Cheryl Hickmon passed away.

University sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, broke the news of their president Cheryl's passing on Thursday, January 20 of 2022.

What was Cheryl Hickmon's cause of death?

Delta Sigma Theta declared the passing of Cheryl Hickmon through their official Twitter account.

They tweeted: "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."

The sorority continued: "President Hickmon transitioned peacefully on January 20, 2022, after a recent illness."

The sorority did not confirm her official cause of death.

Who was Delta Sigma Theta Sorority president, Cheryl Hickmon?

Cheryl Hickmon was elected the 27th national president of Delta Sigma Theta in November 2021.

Cheryl had a long history with the DST sorority.

Long before she was national president of the sorority, she pledged the Alpha Xi Chapter as a student at South Carolina State University in 1982.

Cheryl stayed affiliated with the organization well after her graduation from SCSU in 1984.

For the organization's Hartford chapter, she took on the titles of Co-chair of the National Leadership Academy, Eastern Regional Director, National Secretary, and National Vice President.

What did Cheryl Hickmon's colleagues say about her passing?

A number of Cheryl Hickmon's colleagues took to social media to express their condolences regarding her death.

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Florida politician, Val Demings, posted a photo of Cheryl on Twitter and said: "As a member of @dstinc1913, I am devastated by the sad news of the passing of our beloved National President, Cheryl A. Hickmon."

She added: "My prayers are with President Hickmon’s family, friends, and all members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc."

News anchor Anita Blanton tweeted: "Shock is putting it lightly. Rest in Power to the one and only Cheryl A. Hickmon, National President of my beloved Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Unbelievable," along with heartbreak emojis.

Organization NAACP also tweeted: "The NAACP is sad to learn of the passing of Cheryl A. Hickmon, national president of @dstinc1913."

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