Academic Success Coordinator II


  • Website:

    Current students may schedule appointments here
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Academic Success Coordinator II
  • Concentration:

    • Music BA
    • Music Education
    • Music Performance
    • Music Composition
    • Theatre Costume Design and Technology
    • Theatre Lighting Design and Technology
    • Theatre Projection Design and Technology
    • Theatre Set Design
    • Theatre Sound Design and Technology
    • Musical Theatre
    • Theatre Performance
  • Department:

      • Music
      • Theatre
  • Education:

    • Master of Arts (M.A.)-Higher Education and Student Affairs
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)- Public Affairs Journalism and Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication Design


Academic Success Coordinator Caitlin Kotnik (she/ her) is an Ohio native who completed her bachelor’s degree at the Ohio State University with a major in Public Affairs Journalism and a minor in Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication Design. She worked in public relations, marketing, and event coordination before returning to school for a Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. At Ohio State, BGSU, and Columbus College of Arts and Design, Caitlin worked with residential learning programs to support students majoring in music, theatre, dance, art, and design.

Caitlin has been an academic success coordinator at CSU since 2013 and has worked in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance since 2020. Prior to joining the MTD family, she advised undeclared students in the Collaborative for Student Achievement, taught personal narrative writing classes with the Key Communities, and facilitated major and career research classes in coordination with Orientation and Transition Programs.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her partner and three young daughters, traveling, hiking, nerding out about musical theatre, bingeing podcasts, running, and spoiling her cats.

Caitlin holds an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a B.A. in Public Affairs Journalism and Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication Design.