Meet Our Staff
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 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 18 years. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program in holistic health from the American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT). True to her Missouri roots, Viola loves camping and the great outdoors.
Rebecca Schoffman, coordinator, began working in CTC's Developmental Studies department and transferred to Continuing Education in November 2013. She is originally from Florida and has been in Texas a little more than a year. She is constantly taking online classes in various disciplines and always looking to expand her mind. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, photography and hiking.
Laurie Sackett, coordinator, started working at Central Texas College as a work-study in 2007 in the Financial Aid department. Since then she has been a regular college employee working in the Financial Aid department, the Business Office, and Accounts Receivable. She has recently transferred to the Continuing Education department. She has a BS in Sociology from TAMU-CT and is currently working on her Master's in Criminal Justice, also at TAMU-CT. Laurie is originally from Michigan, but has called Texas home for the better part of 20 years.
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.
Lorraine Bagley, Office Assistant I, has been with the Continuing Education department since 2014. An Atlanta native, she moved to Texas in 2002 and hasn't looked back. After working for the University of Texas several years, she relocated to Killeen and joined CTC in 2013. A happy Whovian and Trekkie, she enjoys attending Geekfest as well as other Texas sci-fi conventions.
Patricia Gomez, office specialist I, recently began working for CTC after being a stay-at-home mom for many years. She joined the Army after her high school graduation from a small Indiana town, and traveled to many beautiful locations, including Germany, Italy, France and Austria. She settled in Central Texas in the early 90’s and started her family. She is proud mother to two beautiful daughters and proud adoptive mom to 6 cats and 1 dog.