Lisa M. Bly-Jones

Caring Campus Coach

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Dr. Lisa M. Bly-Jones brings an extensive background in workforce development to IEBC. Her background includes oversight of a public workforce system and workforce divisions on community college campuses in Illinois and Tennessee. She has led numerous national and local workforce programs for private funders and federally funded projects that offered occupational training, leading to employment.

Bly-Jones is a consensus builder with demonstrated commitment to achieving equitable outcomes as a subject matter expert, leading equity initiatives for workforce development. She forges strong partnerships with Perkins V partners from secondary and post-secondary educational institutions to improve exposure and enrollment of a diverse group of students and increases underrepresented populations in career and technical education programs.

With over 20 years of experience in training and development, Bly-Jones shares her expertise at national and state conferences, facilitates round-table discussions, town hall meetings and teaches courses and workshops for large and small groups. She also has more than 10 years of experience as a panel reviewer of grant proposals for private funders, foundations, and federal government agencies to evaluate proposals and make recommendations related to funding requests and service delivery models.

Dr. Bly-Jones educational background includes an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with Stewardship, Leadership & Learning as a concentration from the University of St. Francis; a Communications and Training; a B.A. in Media Communications from Governors State University and an A.A. from Moraine Valley Community College.

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