Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence: Lasting Connections and Leaving a Legacy with Dr. Amy Lorenz


“COCM is receptive to hearing from their team. So…speak up if there’s something that you need or have feedback on. Most people are really willing to listen and work with you to help create something better.”— Dr. Amy Lorenz

Join us as we celebrate COCM’s 20th anniversary with the theme “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Building the Future.” On this episode of Student Housing Matters. Alton C. Irwin, Director, and Chief Marketing Officer at COCM, sits down with Dr. Amy Lorenz, former COCM student housing professional and current Director of Residence Life at the University of North Florida.

Dr. Amy Lorenz is a highly experienced professional in the field of student housing. In her current role at the University of North Florida, she oversees the residence life team, including the Assistant Directors of Residence Life and the Residence Life Coordinator of Educational Initiatives. As a valued member of the Housing and Residence Life Senior Leadership team, Amy brings a wealth of expertise to her position.

During her conversation with Alton, Amy reflects on her time at COCM, the memorable traditions and the lasting connections she made with colleagues across multiple campuses, and her active participation in women’s leadership.

Listen in to learn more about Amy’s journey with COCM, her journey from COCM to the University of North Florida her current role as the Director of Residence Life, and her valuable advice for new COCM employees.

Topics Covered 

Introduction to Dr. Amy Lorenz and her roles with COCM at Marshall University and Bowling Green State University

Amy shares memorable experiences, traditions, and stories about women’s leadership initiatives during her time at COCM

The transition to the University of North Florida and Amy’s current role as Director of Residence Life

Amy’s advice for new COCM employees 

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