Fort Lewis College’s provost trades Boston for Durango

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Fort Lewis College’s provost trades Boston for Durango

Cheryl Nixon finds school’s commitment to teaching in a rural environment ‘looking better every day’
Cheryl Nixon, provost at Fort Lewis College, teaches a composition class Tuesday. Nixon said she never thought her career path would move from teacher to administrator, but she now realizes they are not all that different. “Many of those same skills, like talking to students, helping them examine issues in a more sophisticated way, is not that dissimilar to talking to a group of faculty or the Board of Trustees,” she said.

Fort Lewis College’s provost trades Boston for Durango

Cheryl Nixon, provost at Fort Lewis College, teaches a composition class Tuesday. Nixon said she never thought her career path would move from teacher to administrator, but she now realizes they are not all that different. “Many of those same skills, like talking to students, helping them examine issues in a more sophisticated way, is not that dissimilar to talking to a group of faculty or the Board of Trustees,” she said.
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