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Comings and Goings: Get To Know Marketing Coordinator Michael Coiner

February 17, 2020

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Michael Coiner started with Public Affairs and Communications (PubCom) in 2019 after almost a decade with Student Support Services. Get to know Michael in the following Q&A.

What did you do in your previous role, and what does your new job entail?

While working for Student Support Services, I did a wide variety of things. No two days were the same! My main three duties, however, involved managing the accommodations database, running the student note taker program for the undergraduate and graduate campuses, and facilitating communication to faculty on behalf of students facing personal crises.

My new role as marketing coordinator also involves many things. Mainly, I am supporting Caitlin Peel and Stacey Kim with their marketing efforts, as well as using the database skills I honed in my previous position to help manage projects.

What would you say is most helpful for the community to know about Student Support Services?

I don’t think many are aware that Student Support Services actually serves all three campuses. I worked with a fair amount of graduate and law students in addition to undergrads. It is a very busy place! I also think that it’s important to differentiate Student Support Services from the Counseling Service. There are many academic support resources at SSS, but the staff are not licensed counselors.

Now that you’ve worked in PubCom for a few months, what would you say are our best-kept secrets?

This is one of the friendliest offices I’ve ever worked in. Truly. I’ve felt welcomed from the moment I started! I would also add that the depth and variety of services PubCom provides is very impressive. From printed materials to digital collateral, from individual departments to whole divisions, PubCom really does help everyone at Lewis & Clark tell their story and promote the college. It’s so cool to look behind the scenes at all the creative work happening over here. I would also like to add that the tea selection in the break room is fantastic.

How does PubCom support Strategic Enrollment Management?

SEM is an extension of what we do best! Our work is focused on telling Lewis & Clark’s story so that we can attract the best students who will have an amazing experience here. SEM helps us prioritize and focus that work. This involves creating uniform branding/recognition for campus initiatives and advising on strategic messaging.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love to cook and bake. Bread is my favorite thing to bake, but I’ve started dabbling in cakes now as well. I love cooking a delicious recipe and baking fresh bread to go along with it. That’s the best!

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I’m so grateful for this new opportunity. If anyone in the campus community would like assistance in developing marketing materials, print or digital, PubCom is happy to help!

Several people have joined the community recently, and some continuing employees have taken on new roles and responsibilities at Lewis & Clark:

Richard Adams, assistant director, Center for Business Law and Innovation; Kristin Brown, administrative coordinator, English; Alexis Burchett, program coordinator, Environmental Law; Michele Eave, mental health counselor, Counseling Center; Jason Feiner, director of special events, Student Activities; Emily Hancock, strategic partnership coordinator, Dean of Graduate School; Arthur Haubenstock, executive director, Green Energy Institute; Ashley Hernandez, administrative assistant I, Small Business Legal Clinic; Esther Herron, registrar coordinator, Law Registrar’s Office; Ricky Humphrey, field technician III, Law Computing Services; Shanna Knight, staff attorney, Small Business Legal Clinic; Phalkun Mam, assistant tennis coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Gabriel Montez, manager, Transportation and Parking; Rachel O’Flaherty, animal law litigation clinic paralegal, Center for Animal Law Studies; Elim Proffitt-Allee, administrative coordinator, Counseling Psychology; Debra Richman, executive assistant, dean of the college; Megan Senatori, director of strategic initiatives; Center for Animal Law Studies; Julia Unangst, assistant director, Corporate and Foundation Relations; and Henry van Vuuren, events AV coordinator, Facilities Services.

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

Nicole Aldarondo Morales, administrative specialist, Academic English Studies; Addie Byrum, instructor in Arabic, World Languages and Literatures; JD Chancellor, area director, Campus Living; Gerry Crocker, strategic partnership coordinator, Graduate School; Helen DeVol, business partner; Human Resources; Zaida Gomez, program director for problem gambling Latino services, Counseling Psychology; Paige Hall, assistant softball coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Robin Jarecki, associate registrar, CAS Registrar’s Office; Michael Lie, administrative coordinator, Counseling Psychology; Bobbi Mihara, staff psychologist, Counseling Center; Erin Riley, postdoctoral research associate, Environmental Studies; Nicole Schneider, associate director, Overseas and Off-Campus Programs; Katie Sholian, administrative coordinator, Economics; and Linda Thompson, events AV coordinator, Facilities Services.