The Ombuds Program
Responsibilities & Limits
Our team can assist you by:
Our team cannot:
Meet our Team
Mike began working at Bates in 2007 as the college Wellness Coordinator. He has a degree from UMaine Farmington in Community Health Education concentrating in Exercise Science and Nutrition. He is a fitness enthusiast and has been a personal trainer since 2004. He played rugby in college and went on to play for the Portland Men’s Club for 5 years. He is now the head coach for the Bates Men’s Rugby Club. In his spare time he enjoys the Maine outdoors, music, and juggling.
Leah is an Assistant Vice President in the Office of College Advancement. She graduated from Bates, received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine, and has been employed here since 2001. As a student at Bates, Leah was an Art History major, member of the Rowing team, and an AESOP leader. After graduation, she spent a few years working in Boston before taking time off to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Soon after, she moved to Maine, married a Bates alum, and started working at the college. Leah, her husband, and their two young boys live in Freeport and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.
Carl is an Assistant Dean of Students and has been employed at college since 2011. He received a degree in Music Education from Susquehanna University and a Master’s in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. Born in New Jersey, Carl and his family now live in Lewiston after time in Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Outside of work, Carl enjoys spending time with his three children, singing in the Androscoggin Chorale, reading as many books as he can, and playing the occasional game of poker.