Meet the SSS Team
SSS Administrative Team
Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer, Ed.D, Associate Dean of Students / Director
Dr. Kay has provided leadership to the Student Support Services Team since 2017. Student Support Services is comprised of the Office of Student Support Services and the Office of Case Management. Dr. Kay has 14 years of experience in higher education. Prior to her role in Student Support Services, she worked as an athletic academic support and student-athlete development professional, and continues to provide leadership to this profession at the national level. Dr. Kay graduated from the University of New England with a BS in Exercise and Health Promotion in 2007, earned her M.S. in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg University in 2009, and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2014 from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. Dr. Kay enjoys gardening, hiking, fly fishing, the Oregon Coast, camping, and hanging out with her golden retriever, Finnley.
Carolin Thompson, Administrative Specialist
Carolin provides administrative support to the Offices of Student Support Services and Case Management. Carolin is a native of the Portland area and has worked for Lewis & Clark for over 20 years. During the first 15 years, she worked at the Law School’s downtown Legal Clinic, but in 2015 after the Clinic closed, Carolin happily moved to Student Support Services. In addition to supervising graduate and undergraduate student employees, and wrangling the directors, Carolin coordinates exam services for students with learning differences. When not on campus, Carolin enjoys gardening with her gnomes and rabbits, tending a 30 gallon fish tank, laughing at the antics of 2 mischievous cats and spoiling one small dog. She also enjoys reading and loves to crochet, including teaching the craft to others.
Office of Student Support Services
Rebecca Brooks, MA - Associate Director, Student Support Services
Rebecca joined Student Support Services in 2001. She loves the creative, collaborative, and interactive processes of her work, advocating for students, and supporting faculty to maximize access in higher education. Rebecca has a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from Lewis & Clark College and a bachelor’s degree in German from the University of Oregon. Rebecca grew up on a cattle and sheep ranch in western Montana. She has a deep appreciation of nature and spends her free time skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, and tending the flowers in her large yard.
Eileen Dowty, MA - Associate Director, Student Support Services
Eileen Dowty grew up in New Mexico and still considers that “home,” even after living 20+ years in beautiful Oregon. She earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology and thought her career would be in museums, but this slowly shifted to higher education. After working in several TRIO programs, where she had the opportunity to work with Navajo, Jicarilla Apache and Pueblo Nations, as well as rural, Hispanic communities, Eileen earned a MA in Adult Education with dual emphases in Reading and TESOL. Eileen taught ESL, Adult Literacy and Study Skills classes at community college and has spent the last 20 years at small, liberal arts colleges supporting students with learning differences. When not on campus, Eileen is a passionate textile artist, with a love for sharing her craft.
Office of Case Management
Aimée Milne - Associate Director, Case Management
Aimée Milne (formerly Aimée Polzin) is an Oregon native and a 2002 graduate from Lewis & Clark College with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Prior to working at L&C, she supported individuals in community mental health settings and worked in a pediatric eating disorder clinic. Her work with students encompasses supporting their efforts to identify and engage with appropriate resources both on campus and off campus to support overall wellness. She serves as a member of the Welfare Intervention Network and often participates in facilitating trainings for faculty and staff in supporting students who are experiencing mental health concerns.