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Comings and Goings: Please welcome Kimberly Bernick, director of communications at the graduate school

February 22, 2016

  • Kim with her husband John and daughter Violet (at 8 months old).
    Kim with her husband John and daughter Violet (at 8 months old).

Last month, Kimberly Bernick joined the graduate school as the new director of communications.

Most recently, Bernick served as the chief marketing and communications officer for the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, where she managed communications for marketing and development campaigns.

“The warm, open, and enthusiastic environment was evident as soon as I set foot on campus during the interview process, and it is a pleasure to join a team of faculty, staff, and students who are so passionate about their work and committed to social justice,” Bernick said. “On a personal note, my family and I are absolutely loving Portland and how beautiful it is here. We are looking forward to exploring the area more in the coming months, so if anyone has suggestions of great things to do here with a 1.5 year old, please let me know!”

Please feel free to contact Bernick with any questions about the graduate school, or just to say hello.

The following staff members are either new to campus or have a new job title:

Jeff Alderman, groundskeeper, Facilities Services; Kim Bernick, director of communications, graduate school; Tyler Bradford, web operations and applications developer, Information Technology; Nicholas Budak, digital projects developer, Watzek Library; Danielle Caldwell, events and projects assistant, Conferences and Events; Helen DeVol, benefits analyst, Human Resources; Nathaniel Douglass, campus safety coordinator, Campus Safety; Adam Ferrel, general maintenance worker, Facilities Services—Buildings; Lily Gil, departmental specialist, CAS Admissions; Mimi Huang, director, Law School Admissions; Sam Hunt, assistant property manager, Facilities Services; Jay Jording, manager of facilities support services, Facilities Services; Natalie Mitchell, associate director for clinical services, Counseling Center; Susan Nunes, performance events specialist I, CAS Music; Araceli Ortiz, assistant director of financial aid, Office of Financial Aid; Minal Patel, staff psychologist, Counseling Center; John Richardson, maintenance engineer, Facilities Services; Peter Schreiner, assistant archivist, Watzek Library; Sam Scott, support specialist/media technician, Law Computing Services; Lauren Shoup, director of advancement services, Institutional Advancement; Drake Strong, officer, Campus Safety; Megan Taliaferro, community engagement and leadership in science program coordinator, biology; Steven Tyrrill, general maintenance worker, Facilities Services; Claire Valentine-Fossum, program assistant, Earthrise Law Center; and Nick Webster, educational technology specialist, Information Technology.

The following people have left Lewis & Clark. Here’s wishing them good luck in their new adventures:

Mandy Alperin, development assistant, Institutional Advancement; Stephanie Beene, visual resources and arts librarian, Watzek Library; Brent Blackwell, shipping and receiving coordinator, CAS Bookstore; Erin Butler, interim program manager, Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement; Dennis Foote, web operations and applications developer, Information Technology; Kate Govaars, operations manager, College Outdoors; Terry Gray, carpenter, Facilities Services; Shelah Hanson, director of development, Law School External Relations; David Jenkins, admissions counselor, CAS Admissions; Craig Leto, field technician III, Law Computing Services; Barbara Lipinski, benefits and compensation analyst, Human Resources; Ursala McCormick, instructor, Academic English Studies; Robert Nayer (retired), director of operating and capital budgets, Finance Division; Minal Patel, staff psychologist, Counseling Center; Marjorie Synakiewicz (retired), administrative specialist, Teacher Education; Megan Taliaferro, program coordinator, Biology; Mary Welch, officer, Campus Safety; Jana Wilkinson, program coordinator, Career Center; and Miranda Wood, administrative coordinator, Dean of the College.