Mentors / Lydia Gober
Lydia and her family moved to The Colony, Texas in December, 1981 and still reside there. She is mom to a daughter and one son; each is married and Lydia enjoys her four grandchildren. She was married to Albert Gober for 44 years until his passing March, 2011. She attended Northern Illinois University where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in speech communication.
As a member of the professional community for over 40 years, she has her employment has included teaching in community colleges, developing/presenting adult education programs, serving as an educational administrator, assisting college/community with career and job search coaching and enabling business connections as a chamber of commerce executive.
In August, 2009, Lydia retired after 19 years with Collin College in Plano where she spent the last six years as director of Career Services, Student Employment, and Co-op/Internship programs.
In her spare time Lydia serves as accompanist for her church and is a 29-year veteran in this position. Since retirement in 2009, she has been a motivational speaker presenting music as a key to a more satisfying life. She says that throughout her life she has benefited from willing mentors, and she relies on her mentor colleagues to this day. She is pleased to serve as a mentor for ISF and is eager to share her life experiences to help others.