Elizabeth Hart Named Executive Director

Elizabeth Hart has been hired as the executive director for Literacy Chippewa Valley, which has adult literacy programs in Eau Claire, Chippewa and Dunn counties.

Hart joined Literacy Chippewa Valley in April 2016 as the Development Director. She has served as the interim executive director since the resignation of Mary Jo Van Gompel.

“We are pleased to have Liz transition to the executive director position,” said Larry Jolivette, Literacy Chippewa Valley’s board president. “She stepped forward to guide the organization as the interim director, and we will continue to accomplish great things for our community under her leadership.”

Hart worked for CESA 10 in Education Technology as a distance learning French Teacher and is the General Manager of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra. She earned a PhD in French from SUNY Buffalo, an MA in Comparative Literature from UMASS-Amherst and a BA in Music and Comparative Literature from UW-Madison. She is a passionate about reading and wants to kindle that spirit in others.

“I am excited to lead the Literacy Chippewa Valley team,” Hart said. “In June we moved our main office to the Wilson Building at 510 S. Farwell Street, Eau Claire, which also houses our Family Literacy program. This provides one central location to serve the students and tutors in Eau Claire County. Come on by and check out our free educational programs.”