Meet the Staff

Roger ColesDirector, Roger Coles, Ed.D.
Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Phone: (989)774-4890

As a faculty member at CMU since 1972 and a Department Chair for 20 years, I am honored to be the director of the McNair program. With the tremendous shortage of well qualified future educators, I encourage you to consider the McNair Scholars Program. You will receive exceptional opportunities to conduct research and work closely with faculty and I personally look forward to working with you as you embark
on an exciting career in academia.

Associate Director, Lynn Curry
Phone: (989)774-1138

Coming from an interdisciplinary background and having worked in higher education, I am very excited to receive the opportunity to work with the McNair Scholars Program at CMU. Besides the continuous challenge of working to enhance the program, my favorite part of the job is working closely with our scholars! I enjoy seeing them grow, encouraging them to think about things in a new light and helping them to set and achieve goals for themselves that perhaps they might not have considered otherwise. This personal interaction is hugely satisfying and I look forward to working with and inspiring future scholars!
Kim WhitneyProgram Assistant, Kim Whitney
Phone: (989)774-1364

I am thrilled to be a CMU employee and to have the opportunity to work with the McNair Scholars as the McNair Program Assistant.  I love watching a young adult grow and seeing them succeed, not only in academia, but in life.
  I hope to be able to encourage them, keeping them motivated and on track so they can fulfill their dreams and move toward a rewarding future. 

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