The ELITE Graduate Program is pleased to welcome Ms. Meredith Coplen as its new Business Support Specialist.
Meredith has served Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi since 2010. She joined the university as an Administrative Assistant and Space Planner for the Assistant Directors of the Facilities Services, and in 2011 she became an Administrative Assistant to the Director of the University Center and Student Activities.
She draws on her versatile background which has given her 15 years of progressive experience in coordinating and administrative services, particularly in the interest of providing outstanding customer service. She also carries 10 years of budget management experience at a number of private enterprises. In the 1990’s, she was a Sales Manager for Netsales until 2000, when she worked as a Regional Account Manager at Pryor Resources. After owning her own business, The Speaker’s Resource, she became the Internet Manager for Bob Sight, managing a small budget and providing internet services for the dealership. Meredith served as the Director of New Media for KRIS Communications from 2007 to 2009 where she prepared and managed a large budget and managed the content and advertising for kristv.com. In 2009, she freelanced, providing administrative support to various businesses. She has learned a great deal throughout these adventures and we are excited to add her experience to our team.
Previous to gaining her extensive experience, Meredith was awarded an academic scholarship to Allen County Community College in Iola, KS, and she later attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. She will be enrolling in TAMUCC in the fall to finish her degree.
Meredith will be conducting ELITE’s accounting, budgetary, and procurement functions, as well as administering payroll and managing grant funds disbursements for our travel, fellowship, and other graduate student programs.
Team ELITE is excited to have Meredith onboard for the road ahead! WELCOME!!!
Ms. Meredith Coplen
Business Specialist II