Welcome to our “Get to Know Me” feature for RVC employees! Today we are going to get to know Chris Lewis.
Title: VP Community Outreach & Strategic Partnerships
Department: Community Outreach & Strategic Partnerships
Tell us a little about your job at RVC.
Responsible for the internal and external design, development and implementation of college-wide strategic and operational planning activities, and conducting community needs analysis that will expand the college’s external community relationship and programing to build enrollment growth with new and emerging markets.
What motivates or inspires you?
Coaching someone to see their potential and then seeing them accomplish their goals.
What scares you?
Not being able to see my children achieve their goals.
What do you like to do for fun?
Cooking, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
What was your very first job?
Warehouse worker for Golbro Distributors in Alabama.
Who are your role models?
Several members of an advisory team I have assembled to guide and advise me.
Favorite quote or song lyric?
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation,hard work and learning from failure” – Colin Powell
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Never be afraid to admit when you are wrong and never be afraid to stand up when you are right, even if that means standing alone.
What’s the last good book you’ve read?
Fight – Winning the Battles that Matter Most
What’s the last good movie you have seen?
What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?
Samford & Son
Most recent concert you have attended?
If you could be best friends with a celebrity, who would it be?
Where is your favorite place to eat?
Do you have any pets?
Yes, a cat named Prince
Where do you like to go or what do you like to do when you have a long weekend?
Stillwaters on Lake Martin in Alabama
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
What is your biggest pet peeve?
What might surprise people to learn about you?
I used to sing in groups when I was younger. That was octaves ago……lol
If you could be any character on a TV show, who would it be?
Do you play any sports?
Basketball and Golf
What’s your favorite thing about working at RVC?
Engaging with the RVC family, students and community.
What’s the next big thing coming up in your life that you are looking forward to?
Completing my PhD.