Sherill Franke began her service to The University of Texas System in 1993 in the Office of Human Resources. In 1996 she transferred to the University Lands Accounting Office (ULAO). During her time in ULAO, she participated in implementing the first document imaging software which transformed the way documents would be stored at UT System. She was also part of the team which implemented the first electronic oil and gas reporting system for University Lands for which the team was awarded the Chancellor Excellence Award. In 2001 Sherill joined the Office of the Controller which included the budget section where she served until her retirement in 2018. During her time in the Controller’s Office she was appointed by her peers to represent them on the inaugural UT System Administration Employee Advisory Committee and was awarded a second Chancellor’s Excellence Award. She was a member of the UT System 2004 Class Two Management and Leadership Development Program where the team’s project was to develop a website to consolidate information pertinent to employees which was named UT4U! Since retiring, she has returned to the Office of Budget and Planning serving as a part-time Project Manager.