Vickie Lenoir

Meet our new Adult Education Program Manager, Vickie Lenoir. Vickie was hired in May of 2023.

What is your “why” or your inspiration for this type of work?

My why is to help inspire and encourage our youth and adults, particularly those from underprivileged communities to discover their talents and build their skills to not only enhance their self-worth but build better communities.

How have your experiences and roles led you to this role at CHICAT?

I have over 20 years of experience in the education field—nine years in elementary education and 17 plus years in adult education.  I’ve been a cohort manager and program manager for over 10 years.  I’ve have assisted with implementing curriculum and program changes that were quite successful and I believe that is what led me to this role at CHICAT.

You have tremendous experience higher education how do translate that to your work at CHICAT?

My years of experience in adult education is certainly helping me to evaluate, restructure, and bring about a cohesiveness in this program for the betterment of the
students, instructors, and staff.

Aside from a lot of hard work, what do you think has been the key to all your success?

I believe the key to my success is having passion, dedication, a strong desire to see our youth and adults succeed so they can show others how they can thrive and not just survive in their communities.
In your first few weeks what has impressed or surprised you about CHICAT?

There is great work to be done!  I am also impressed with those who are willing and are committed to making some positive changes to fulfill the mission.
What opportunities for growth do you see for CHICAT’S Adult Education Programs in the next year or two?

I see CHICAT in the next year or two expanding with new programs for adult education and, of course, increasing enrollment.


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