Hope Lineman has served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors since January of 2017. She works for Clarion University, Venango. She worked in healthcare for 13 years before transitioning to education 16 years ago.
“Working in education is a way to be involved in a positive experience in someone’s life, regardless of what role you play,” Hope said.
Much of Hope’s focus at Clarion University, Venango is in enrollment management and continuing education. She works with the University’s leadership to promote enrollment. The college uses different recruitment events to reach adult learners, including recruitment at hospitals and technology centers and working with PA CareerLinks. These are just some of the ways they connect with potential students, which has been a very rewarding process for Hope.
“I love being able to play an integral part in helping people find careers that will help them earn sustainable wages for their families,” she said.
Hope enjoys the positive energy and passion that she finds working in Venango County.
“Whether it’s through workforce development, economic growth, or improvements to the downtown area, I see people working together to make our region stronger,”
Hope sees her role as a board member as an opportunity to truly make a difference in the community and the region.
“By serving on the board, I feel that I, myself, as well as the whole team, will impact future generations’ lives,” said Hope. “The initiatives we take on are part of making a difference.”
As for the future of the Venango region, Hope anticipates several positive ripple effects from the petrochemical plant that is being constructed in Beaver County. This could drive economic development, growth in industry, an increase in jobs, and more.
“The Chamber is the catalyst for bringing together the various players for moving our county and region forward in our region,” said Hope.