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April 2023 Newsletter

CIL Family,

The new Fiscal Year – 2023 is proving results that reflect your excellent work and student focused outcomes. This positive trajectory includes student population; considerably higher retention percentage year over year and start over start; substantial decrease in attrition; as well as Graduation and Employment benchmarks.

Congratulations to each one of you for supporting our efforts!

​Because of these outcomes, we are eager to welcome our 5-year renewal accreditation by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) on April 18-19, 2023.

An organization’s most valuable asset is its people. As a CIL Family and Team, we are succeeding in many fronts with initiatives adding value to the college and more importantly, to its students.

I continue to request your support and a high level of commitment to help us reach the next level of success and to rest assured that I will be there to empower and support you.

We began our March Term with some new staff and faculty that will enrich our leadership team and contribute to the ongoing growth of the college with a sustained focus on excellent student outcomes and experience.

Please help me welcome our new members to the CIL Family:

​Chef Cedric Vernin started on 4-3-2023 as a Culinary Arts Chef Instructor.

Chef Cedric Vernin trained at Lycée/CFA Francois Rabelais, French Cuisine. Chef Cedric has 9 years of experience in French Cooking. Severed as the Head Chef at Le Rocher Blanc in Les Planets, France, and at Chateau de I’hoste. He has been living in Houston since 2016 with his wife and children.

Mr. Cedric Carter started on 3-13-2023 as an Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Carter credential and extensive and impressive resume in Hospitality and Restaurant Operations. Nominated for the 2021 Manager of the Year Black Diamond Award for Hospitality and Resort Leaders in Park City and has a Cvent Event Management Certification as well as a National Retail Federation Sales and Customer Service Certification.

Ismenia Villalobos started on 3-27-2023 as a Stewart.

Ms. Villalobos joined Elheme’s team and will be assisting our students.


The CIL Family had the opportunity to meet for a final farewell to Robert Hernandez as he left his position as Director of Education in March to continue with his professional career. We wish Robert best wishes on his new journey.

Dr. Arturo Cervantes

College Director/COO

Culinary Insittute Lenorte


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