Lisa Chandler is currently the Assistant Director at the Adult Learner & Veteran Services (ALVS) Office at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

In her current role, she has helped transform ALVS into one of the top military-friendly programs in the nation by helping to establish a variety of transitional programs such as a ALVS specific orientation, summer bridge program called ELEVATE, community meet-ups, and Ram Welcome programming.  She assisted in the development of academic year programming to include a peer advisor program, tutoring program, and comprehensive student-parent programming to name a few.

She has presented several times at the NASPA Symposium on Military-Connected Student on topics such as “Combating ‘Ism’s’ in Your University Veteran”, “Implementing the Value-Add Model in Your Veteran Center”, and “The First Year: Fostering Community & Engagement Through Transitional Programs”.  Lisa has also presented nationally as part of the Veterans Affairs (VA) VITAL Webinar series in 2021 on “Fostering a Military Friendly Campus”.

She has her Masters in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Prior to joining ALVS, she worked for many years with families and children impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence.

She has two children, one in high school and one in middle school and is a military spouse to a now retired Marine.