​Chris Austin
Director of Admissions

Chris AustinAs director of admissions, Chris is responsible for activities related to recruitment, admissions, and matriculation of medical students. He manages the admissions office and staff and takes a leadership role in developing the marketing and student recruitment programs, as well as the creation of web and print media related to admissions.

Chris has been with CMU since 1997 serving in the roles of assistant director of CMU admissions, interim director of Alumni Relations, and most recently associate director of Alumni Relations. He is a CMU alumnus, earning a B.S. in Marketing and Management in 1995 and an MBA in Marketing in 2004. He began ​his position with the College of Medicine in August of 2012.​

Lyman Mower
Assistant Director of Admission​​​s & Financial Aid​

Lyman MowerAs assistant director, Lyman coordinates interview days, campus visits, and other admissions-related functions. Lyman holds primary responsibility for Second Look Day, CampMed, some of the College's other outreach activities.

Lyman began working for the College of Medicine in 2014. He holds a bachelor's degree in religious studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in religion from Syracuse University. When he's not in the office, Lyman can often be found running on campus or in the parks of Mount Pleasant.​



Jody MacGregor
Executive Administrative Assistant

Jody MacGregorAs the Executive Assistant to Admissions, Jody directly supports both the Director of admissions and the Assistant Director to Admissions along with taking care of the many CMU College of Medicine Applications. She is the first point of contact for the Admissions department and is responsible for maintaining applicant files and facilitating MMI interviews with potential incoming medical students.

Jody joined the Admissions team in December 2015. She began her career at CMU College of Medicine in September 2014 where she supported a Senior Associate Dean in the office of Medical Education. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and now resides in Midland where she and her husband are raising 3 children. Her hobbies include hockey, lacrosse, soccer, running, cooking and reading. ​