Dr. Christina L. Dillard is a life-long resident of Saginaw County and currently serves as the Supervisor of Buena Vista Charter Township, where she has been a resident for nearly 50 years. She served in the U.S. Army and is very active in veteran services and advocacy.    

Dr. Chris has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science and Mathematics; a Master of Arts in Teaching (Natural Science) Secondary Education; a Master of Science in Educational Leadership; an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership; and Doctoral degree in Education from Central Michigan University.

At Saginaw Valley State University, she currently serves as Advisor for the Morris Hood Educator Development Program and serves an adjunct instructor of science and mathematics at Delta College. With over 20 years in K-12 education, Dr. Chris served as a mathematics and science teacher at her alma-mater, Buena Vista High School, taught science at Saginaw High and the Saginaw Learn to Earn Academy. She also taught college mathematics at Davenport University and Baker College.

Dr. Chris directed various after-school programs for over 10 years and is the founder and director of RISE Educational Consulting, her own non-profit organization, which provides learning opportunities for the community at large. A popular science program, Girls in the Lab, is her signature activity for girls ages 8 – 18. She also served as the coordinator for the Great Lakes Bay Region Science, Mathematics, and Technology Fair for several years. 

Dr. Chris continues to serve on numerous boards and committees throughout Saginaw County and enjoys planning and coordinating positive events that educate and bring the community together. She is a mother of two adult children: Charlyse Lawson and RaVon Tillman.