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New faces, new titles, and a few farewells

January 03, 2014

  • Managing Director of the Entrepreneurship Program Michael Kaplan
    Managing Director of the Entrepreneurship Program Michael Kaplan

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.

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    $30 to participate in a full semester of employee fitness classes 

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    $0 for full access to Pamplin Sports Center and and Zehntbauer Swim Pavilion with your employee ID

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    10% savings with Bon Appétit when you make a deposit of $100 or more with your employee ID 

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    900 online tutorials are available for employees through

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    50% discount on TriMet passes for employees who do not purchase a parking pass

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, 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, 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.