New faces, new titles, and a few farewells
January 03, 2014
Michael Kaplan—the managing director of the new entrepreneurship center— comes to Lewis & Clark with more than 20 years’ experience in law, business, and entrepreneurship. He is also managing principal and cofounder of Revenue Capital Management, a venture capital fund. Kaplan holds degrees in economics and law and has lectured on entrepreneurship at several universities.
“Being entrepreneurial is far broader than starting a business,” Kaplan said. “The entrepreneurship center aims to encompass and model all that Lewis & Clark teaches: leadership, innovation, risk taking, adaptation, teamwork, and moral decision-making.”
In this video, Kaplan discusses how entrepreneurship fits with the liberal arts:
Read more about Michael Kaplan in this Q&A from the fall 2013 issue of The Chronicle.
Comings and Goings Update
Several people have joined the community recently, and some continuing employees have taken on new roles and responsibilities at Lewis & Clark:
Jesse Aerni, associate director of annual giving, Law Office of Development; Bonnie Auguston, interactive learning center manager, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Joe Becker, senior director of marketing and communications, Public Affairs and Communications; Julieanna Elegant, assistant director, Small Business Legal Clinic; Ian Gadberry, general maintenance dispatcher, Facilities Services; Victoria Gillespie, bookstore accounts payable clerk, Bookstore; John Hancock, associate dean of students for health and wellness, chief psychologist, Counseling Center; Hiromi Head,associate director of annual giving, Institutional Advancement; Vanessa Holmgren, director of multimedia and internal communications, Public Affairs and Communications; Erin Houlihan, administrative coordinator, Center for Community Engagement; Kerry Keenon, associate director, Conferences and Events; Blythe Knott, associate director, Overseas and Off-Campus Programs; Yvon Kozma,administrative specialist, Oregon Law Institute; Marilyn Sbardellati,transportation and parking specialist, Transportation and Parking; Zachary Tobias,microscopy technician, Department of Biology; and Amanda Walker, senior director of major gifts, Institutional Advancement.
The following people have left Lewis & Clark. Here’s wishing them good luck in their new adventures:
Johanna Borkan, communications and community development director, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Maria Capitelli, placement coordinator, Counseling Psychology; Jesse Keen, associate director for corporate and foundation relations, Institutional Advancement; Maria Angélica Garcia, assistant dean for student academic success, CAS Office of the Dean; Jeremy Skinner, special collections and archives coordinator, Watzek Library; Ashley Kikukawa, senior associate director, Office of Financial Aid; Erin Snyder, associate director, Law Career and Professional Development Center; Chris Stevens, director of telecommunications, Information Technology; Edward VanKleek, general maintenance worker, Facilities Services; and Alex Zapien, maintenance engineer, Facilities Services.