Dr. Lisa Chavers
Class of 1977 • Inducted 2022
Lisa Chyvonne Chavers was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 4, 1959. Her father, Walter, was an attorney. Her mother, Madelon, is a retired registered nurse. She was raised as an only child. During her youth, Lisa attended St. John Lutheran School-Nottingham for grades 1-8, then earned a diploma from Lutheran High School East in 1977. Upon graduation, she was accepted at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). There, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Community Services (1981). At the same institution, she earned a Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel (1983). Sixteen years later, she began to pursue and later obtained her third credential from BGSU, a Doctor of Education degree in Leadership Studies (2003). This doctorate degree has become a key for her pursuit of leadership opportunities within higher education, her community of faith, and other unique venues.
On January 29, 1978, Lisa had a life-changing experience—she became born again! Currently, she attends a dynamic, multi-cultural, multi-generational church located in Maumee, Ohio. Recently, she was invited to serve on the Pastoral Care Team.
Dr. Chavers had been employed on the campus of Bowling Green State University since 1983. She worked in both the BGSU Admissions Office and Graduate College. On October 31, 2014, she retired after 33 years of employment. Now semi-retired, she authored and markets her book, The Rhythm of Relationships, works as a part-time substitute teacher in the Bowling Green School District, and is more actively involved at Cornerstone Church.
The leisure activities that she enjoys most include: reading, writing, shopping, traveling, and interacting with individuals from other cultures. Thus far, Lisa has traveled to Mexico, Canada, Curacao, Romania, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan and looks forward to opportunities to explore other nations.