Executive Director at Community College National Center for Community Engagement
Lyvier Conss has over twenty two years of experience in administration, grants management and fund development. She is the founding executive director of the Community College National Center for Community Engagement which was established in 1990.
Through her leadership, the Center has supported with more than twelve million dollars the pedagogy of service-learning and civic engagement at community, tribal, 2-year and technical colleges throughout the contiguous U.S., Alaska and U.S. Territories. The focuses of the projects have been on increasing academic achievement, critical and reflective thinking, civic responsibility, community involvement and faculty development.
On May 26, 2005, under the Bush Administration, Lyvier received the Lifetime President's Call to Service Award for her volunteer work within her community, as well as, an English/Spanish interpreter with medical humanitarian groups providing free surgical and medical assistance in Mexico, Central, and South America (Medical Hands for Healing and Flying Samaritans). To ensure precision in her efforts, Lyvier obtained her certification as a Spanish Medical Interpreter in May 2010. She has also worked as an English/Spanish interpreter with The Village Empowerment Project to bring solar energy to remote villages in Peru. Lyvier also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Paradise Valley National Bank and for nine years served as a Director-at-Large for the National Wildlife Federation.