Teresa Chavez, Director, has worked for Central Texas College since 1999 and in Continuing Education since 2001. Her previous continuing education experience includes working for the University of Texas Informal Classes department. Chavez has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas State University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. She is also a certified facilitator for Developmental Dimensions International and Achieve Global. Additional certifications include Servant Leadership (Gonzaga University) and Program Planning (LERN).
Viola Crowder-Moger, Director of Massage School Program. Born and raised in Missouri, Viola attended the University of Missouri at Columbia where she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and park administration. Her degree served her well in a 20-year federal civil service career in the U.S. Army’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program at Fort Hood and in Germany. Viola has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and has been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years. She is currently enrolled in the Zen Wellness Medical Qigong Practitioner/Certified Instructor two year program. True to her Missouri roots, Viola loves camping and the great outdoors.
Morgan Matlock, Professional Development coordinator, began working in Central Texas College's Mathematics Department and transferred to Continuing Education in July 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in Business Administration. Morgan is originally from Idaho, but after traveling the country while in the Army, she decided to make Texas her home in 2006. In her free time, Morgan enjoys cooking home-grown food, renovating her home, and spending time in nature.
Sarah Mylcraine, Community Enrichment coordinator, was born and raised in Central Illinois. She moved to Texas in Summer of 2011 to complete an internship with the Grapevine Parks & Recreation Department while living with relatives. After successful completion of the internship and working two part time jobs with local rec departments, she got a full time job working for the City of Harker Heights Parks & Recreation Department. Four years later, after hearing about the opening at CTC, she applied knowing that the position would be great for both personal and professional development. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor recreation activities and playing with her newly adopted golden retriever, Garrett.
Pati Thomas, Office Assistant III, has worked for Continuing Education since April 2007. She was born in Germany and grew up in a military family. She continues to pursue higher education and still isn’t quite sure what she wants to be when she grows up. She lives in a noisy house out in the country with two college-age sons and two cats.
Barbara Hernandez, Office Assistant I, began working with the Continuing Education department in September 2018. She recently moved from California with her husband after retiring from a career with the State of California after 26 years of service. She grew up in a military family and her parents retired here in Killeen, which is what brought her back to be closer to them. Family is very important and she loves spending time with her husband, grandchildren, parents, and Yorkshire Terrier, Pebbles.
Chrysse Taylor, Office Specialist I, began working in Central Texas College’s Career Services Department as a work study in March 2017. After successful completion of an Associates of Arts degree in Philosophy, she joined Continuing Education in May 2018. She is currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program in Sociology at Southern New Hampshire University. Originally, Chrysse is from Chicago, IL, but as a military spouse she’s learned that wherever the Army sends her is home. As a true city-girl, Chrysse loves music, good food, high fashion, and diversity in the arts.