NWF Board Member
Lyvier Conss has over twenty two years of experience in non-profit 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 disbursed over three million dollars to community, tribal, 2-year and technical colleges throughout the contiguous U.S., Alaska and U.S. Territories to support the pedagogy of service-learning and civic engagement. 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 translator with medical humanitarian groups providing free surgical and medical assistance in Mexico, Central, and South America (Medical Hands for Healing and Flying Samaritans). She has also worked as an English/Spanish translator with The Village Empowerment Project to bring solar energy to remote villages in Peru.
Lyvier also serves as a Director-at-Large for the National Wildlife Federation and Advisory Board Member for Paradise Valley National Bank (in org).
Lyvier enjoys her humanitarian efforts as well as fresh and salt-water fly-fishing, cooking, hiking, and traveling.