Our Culture

COCM is a diverse community of student housing professionals complied of different backgrounds and experiences. Our entire workforce contributes significantly to our success in the student housing industry. COCM’s culture is defined by the unwavering principles, objectives and values of our actions. Our employees work together within a team environment of mutual respect, honesty and integrity. All of this makes up a group of energetic and knowledgeable professionals who take pride in our work while serving our owners, campus partners and residents.

Mi’Chaia Lamar
Mi’Chaia Lamar
Assistant Director of Operations, Millennium Hall at Towson University

COCM makes a conscious effort to create growth and development opportunities for their staff. Since joining the COCM family, I’ve had the pleasure of working with skilled and diverse teams, comprised of wonderful colleagues, who enjoy their day-to-day operations. COCM leadership is keen on the training and development of their staff, while also implementing process improvements for increased efficiencies in how we do business. We embrace a cultural identity founded on principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as reflected at multiple levels across COCM. As a result, I have successfully cultivated a stellar team of mentors and sponsors, all of whom have played a pivotal role in my career and matriculation at COCM.

Professional Development

COCM’s commitment to remarkable services does not end with our clients and residents. We are also committed to remarkable support of our employees in their professional development and growth.

All COCM employees are encouraged to take advantage of career and personal development opportunities throughout their tenure. As part of our encouragement efforts, the professional development fund committee was created to financially support staff activities that go beyond the normal scope of duties. This effort has resulted in many of our employees becoming involved in professional organizations, serving on boards, and volunteering on committees.

For more information regarding the professional development fund, please contact profdevelopment@cocm.com.

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