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March 6, 2024
Episode 3: Chippewa Valley Technical College and Immersive AI-Driven Learning

Chippewa Valley Technical College and Immersive AI-Driven Learning

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About the Episode

About the Episode: In this episode, we're privileged to host President Sunem Beaton-Garcia and Dr. Lynette Livingston from Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) in Eau Claire, WI.

Join us as we dive into the groundbreaking use of artificial intelligence (AI) at CVTC. Discover how the college is prioritizing student dreams and revolutionizing learning experiences through immersive AI-driven materials.

Learn how AI is breaking down barriers to education, particularly in the nursing program, and equipping students with the skills needed for the future job market. Explore the profound impact of AI on community partnerships and the college's commitment to assessing its efficacy through data collection.

Throughout our conversation, we'll uncover the keys to fostering a positive and collaborative approach to AI implementation, offering valuable insights for college leaders and aspiring innovators alike.

Don't miss this enlightening discussion on Visionary Voices, where we celebrate the pioneering spirit of institutions like Chippewa Valley Technical College and their dedication to shaping the future of education. Tune in now!

About the Show: This show explores a range of critical topics, from navigating financial challenges and embracing technological innovation to fostering student success and promoting diversity and inclusion. Featuring in-depth case studies and a focus on transformative strategies, the podcast is a valuable resource for current and aspiring leaders in academia, offering a playbook of visionary ideas and practical solutions for the ever-evolving landscape of higher education.

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Dr. Bryan Gross

About The Enrollify Podcast Network: Visionary Voices: The College President’s Playbook is a part of the Enrollify Podcast Network. If you like this podcast, chances are you’ll like other Enrollify shows too!  

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Dr. Bryan Gross is the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics at Hartwick College. and the host of Visionary Voices.


Sunem Beaton-Garcia

Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia, Ed.D., is the eleventh President of Chippewa Valley Technical College, becoming the first woman and first Latina to lead the College as of July 2021. She has more than 25 years of instructional experience in education, nearly half of which are in higher education.

Lynette Livingston

Dr. Lynette Livingston is a seasoned professional who has dedicated a decade of service to Chippewa Valley Technical College. Currently serving as the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Livingston is a trailblazer in higher education, renowned for her visionary leadership. Over the course of her career, Dr. Livingston has spearheaded the accreditation of numerous academic programs, introducing innovative approaches to enhance enrollment and elevate student success. Notable achievements include the establishment of High School Dual Credit Academies spanning over forty school districts, the implementation of seamless articulation agreements with local universities, and the development of guided degree plans. Dr. Livingston's distinctive focus lies in fostering collaboration between the realms of business and education, with a keen emphasis on accessibility, opportunity, and mutual benefit. Her expertise extends to continuous improvement methodologies using SMART goals, and she is a distinguished peer reviewer for the Wisconsin Forward Award and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Prior to her tenure at CVTC, Dr. Livingston played pivotal roles in public K12 education, serving as a dual credit instructor, district-level administrator, and contributing significantly to the founding and success of two charter schools. A testament to resilience and achievement, Dr. Lynette Livingston is a first-generation college graduate, holding a doctorate in Career and Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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