Lorrie Lefler

(Photos by Christi Mathis)

June 13, 2012

Ten Questions With ... Lorrie Lefler

Job on campus and department you work in: Conference coordinator with the Division of Continuing Education

How long at SIU Carbondale: Seven years in September

Hometown:  Royalton

When you were a youngster, what did you want to be when you grew up?  An attorney:  I have always liked to argue.

If you could choose another profession, what would it be and why?  Real estate agent -- because I love looking at houses.

What is one random fact about you?  I was a jet engine mechanic in the Navy.

What three things are at the top of your bucket list?  To get my kids raised, travel, and to eventually retire somewhere in the south.

What is your favorite way to spend a day?  Either spending time with my family or reading a good book.

If you could take a photograph of your life, what would the picture be?  It would be a picture of a big family -- some good, some bad, and some just plain crazy.

What is the best advice you ever received?  “Choose your battles.”

If you could meet an historical person, who would it be and what would you talk about?  Ronald Reagan.  We would talk politics, of course. 

Favorite TV show (still running or ended)?  “I Love Lucy.”

What is your pet peeve?  For people to say they are going to do something and then they don’t do it.