About Lori Coulter
I was born and raised in Hamburg, NY, but moved to New Orleans, LA to go to college. I ended up staying for nearly 20 years. I fell in love with NOLA, she will always have a big piece of my heart and soul. Buffalo reminds me of NOLA in many ways, but mostly the friendly, open and caring people. I love living in a city where everyone says hello, or good morning, or "how's your mom 'n them". I am thrilled to have come home, and for my children to grow up in Western New York!
I have spent the last 20 years working in Higher Education; in Residence Life, Student Affairs, Student Conduct & Title IX, Case Management and Student Support Services, Academic Affairs and most recently I was part of a small team that created a Transfer Center to support transfer students in their transition to a new institution.
I got my Bachelor Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, studying primarily Architecture.
With one semester left in a 5-year program, I realized that while I loved design, I did not want to be an architect. So, I took some time off. 7-years off. After Hurricane Katrina, I decided it was time to finish my degree, went to my advisor, and we developed a plan to use all of my Architecture credits toward a Humanities major.
My Values and How They Inform My Career
I am a Lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and strongly believe that living by the Girl Scout Law can be applied to just about any situation in life. To be Honest & Fair, Friendly & Helpful, Considerate & Caring, Courageous & Strong, to be responsible for what I say and do, Respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, and make the world a better place.
Advice I Wish to Pass on to Medaille Students
Ask for help! Use your professors' office hours. Learn to advocate for what you need. There are a wealth of resources, and people who work on college campuses genuinely care about your success.