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doctoral candidate in urban planning

Vernita Ann Wickliffe Lewis, American Doctoral candidate in urban planning. Avocations: music, bowling, gardening. F C.


Lewis, Vernita Ann Wickliffe was born on April 6, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Kernett Henry and Clara Lillian (Wells) Robinson.


Student, William Jones Commercial Business School, 1971-1972;degree, Pivot Point Institute, 1982-1983;student, Prairie State College, 1987-1988;Bachelor, governments State University, 1989;Master of Public Administration, governments State University, 1993;postgraduate, University of Illinois College Urban Planning, Chicago, since 1991.


Clerk typist I & II, State Department Public Aid., Chicago, 1972-1974;caseworker I, State Department Public Aid., Chicago, 1975-1977;medical caseworker II, State Department Public Aid., Chicago, 1978-1979;medical caseworker III, State Department Public Aid., Chicago, 1979-1983;cosmetology student instructor, Lyndon Beauty Academy, Steger, Illinois, 1985-1987;owner, Kenny's for Ribs and Pizza, Chicago, Illinois, since 1985;owner, Master of Science VE's Professional Skin Care Salon, Park Forest, Illinoisplanner, program developer, Village of Ford Heights, Illinois, 1992-1994;assistant to director Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1997^. Lecturer, consultant Huth Junior High School, Matteson, Illinois, 1985-1991. With childdevel. pre-school program Prairie State Junior College, since 1988.

Conference and workshop presenter in field, symposium moderator, speaker in field.


  • Avocations: music, bowling, gardening. F C.


Chairperson, fundraiser Friends of John A. Ostenburg, State Republican 80th District, 1989. Underwriter drug abuse program Jesse James Lloyd Wickliffe Memorial Scholarship Fund, since 1995. Graduate assistant to professor College Business and Public Administration Governor State University, 1989-1990, division chairman 1990-1991.

Research assistant The People Programme, University Illinois at Chicago, 1995-1997. Board governors Bachelor degree program Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, 1989-1990, student organization county-BOG, 1989-1990. Student senator University Illinois at Chicago, student member advisory board College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs, 1995-1996.

Alternate student member Illinois Board Higher Education Chairperson. Advisory board member Illinois Campus Compact for Community Service, 1991-1995. Member National Association of Female Executives, National Hair Dressers and Cosmetologists Association, National Cosmetology Association (educator esthetics division 1986-1990), Illinois Cosmetology Association, National Association Nail Artists, League of Black Women, National Sociological Association, Association Black Sociologists, Sno Goffers Ski Club, Child Development Club (student government treasurer 1989-1990), Phi Theta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Music, bowling, gardening.


Married Lloyd Maurice Wickliffe, Senior, January 31, 1976 (deceased 1982). Children: Calvin Earl, Nicole Latrice, Lloyd Maurice Junior. Married Kenneth Lewis, February 17, 1985.

Kernett Henry Robinson

Clara Lillian (Wells) Robinson

Lloyd Maurice Wickliffe

Kenneth Lewis

Calvin Earl Lewis

Nicole Latrice Lewis

Lloyd Maurice Junior Lewis