Faculty member working with students

AAP Staff

Laura Hayes

Dr. Laura Hayes

Interim Director of TRIO/Academic Achievement Program & Academic Coach

Email: lhayes@coe.edu

Directs Coe's federally-funded TRIO Grant. Provides academic coaching, time management and study skills assistance, career and major exploration, financial literacy education, assistance making connections at Coe and finding solutions to Coe-related problems (offered primarily to students eligible for AAP services).

Michelle McIllece

Michelle McIllece

Associate Director of TRIO/AAP, Academic Coach & Tutoring Coordinator

Email: mmcillec@coe.edu
Works primarily with AAP-eligible students on academic planning, personality and interest assessments (Strong and others), study skills and time management, and career and personal development. Offers customized class presentations for faculty to support their course learning goals.

Melanie Ostmo

Accessibility Coordinator & Academic Coach

Email: accessibility@coe.edu

Works with students with disabilities. Collaborates with faculty on developing academic accommodations. Provides academic coaching and mentoring.

Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

Program Coordinator for AAP/TRIO and the Learning Commons

Email: kwelsh@coe.edu

Assists the AAP staff with projects and programs. Interacts with AAP students to answer questions, proctor tests, offer support and connect students to various supports across campus.

Spencer Stout

Supplemental Instruction Coordinator, Biology Support Specialist and  Academic Coach

Email: spstout@coe.edu
Oversees the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program for biology and serves as a Learning Commons academic coach.