Lisa Chyvonne Chavers was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 4, 1959. Her father, Walter, was an attorney. Mr. Walter Chavers Sr. passed away on October 31, 2003. Her mother, Madelon, is a retired registered nurse.
During her youth, Lisa attended St. John Lutheran School-Nottingham (grades 1-8). She earned a diploma from Lutheran East High School (both located in Cleveland, Ohio). Upon graduation, she enrolled 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 matriculated and 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). Her dissertation was entitled, “An Investigation of Mentoring Sources Utilized by Pre-Service Teachers.” This doctorate degree has been and will continue to serve as a key to accessing new leadership opportunities within higher education, her community of faith, and other venues.