Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH 44094
|Location:||Women's Center – C-1076 (View campus map) |
|Hours:||8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mon-Fri |
|| Gloria Lane|
Women's Center manager
Gloria Lane came to the Women's Center in 1998. She has played many roles including special events coordinator, community liaison, coordinator of the Professional Women's Institute and founder of the SMART program. In 2011, she assumed leadership of the Lakeland Women's Center when she became the manager. Gloria is passionate about helping women stay on track with their college goals while balancing the other aspects of their very full lives. Having traveled and lived overseas, Gloria loves bringing a cross-cultural atmosphere to the Women's Center. She introduced the "Women of the World" film series and has championed work with Girl Rising. A native of California, Gloria's bachelor's degree in sociology is from California State University, Fullerton and she received her master's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Hiram College in 2008. Her master's research centered on bringing women out of poverty and her thesis was entitled, "The SMART Program: A Fuel Stop on the Road to Self-Sufficiency."
Mary D. Goss-Hill, MBA
Women's Center program manager
Mary D. Goss-Hill graduated with a bachelor's degree in health service management from Ursuline College. For nearly a decade she worked at University Hospitals of Cleveland as a medical records manager. In 1996, she was hired at Cuyahoga Community College's Veteran's Upward Bound program as an academic adviser and declared higher education as her own career path. While working with the female veterans' population, Mary discovered that working with women in education is her true passion and calling. She truly shares in the joy of her students' endeavors coming to fruition. Mary is at her best and the most enthusiastic when she can give of herself advising, directing, listening and inspiring women to succeed in higher education and live their dream of life-long learning. Mary is currently pursuing a doctorate in community college management at the University of Toledo.
Women's Center program coordinator
Vikki Williams started her studies at Lakeland in 2006. As a single mother, she joined the SMART program for support. Shortly thereafter she began working at Lakeland's Women's Center as a student employee. After graduating from Lakeland with an Associate of Arts degree in 2011, she was named the SMART program coordinator. She continued her education at Cleveland State and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational leadership in May 2013. Vikki can truly identify with the students she mentors because of her own journey. She encourages students to realize they can overcome obstacles that seem to be in their way. She also helps them understand that they can be successful in anything if they are willing to work hard on it. Vikki is known for saying, "You can begin the journey without knowing the destination."