- IU South Bend Distinguished Alumni Award (2012)
- Chancellor and Provost Medallion (2003)
- IU South Bend Chancellor's Medallion
- South Bend, Indiana
Cheryl Little is an active public servant. She is a member of the IU South Bend Advisory Board. She served on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for six years and was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Frank O'Bannon in 2003. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in liberal studies from IU South Bend.