Michele Kane

Michele Michelon Kane

Associate Director

(302) 831-1752

My Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development of engaging communities in upper division residence halls (Christiana Towers, Independence Complex, Ray Street, and Central Complex).
  • Advise and guide Complex Coordinators, Residence Hall Coordinators, Hall Directors, and Resident Assistants in their work with students.
  • Provide direction for department opportunities for student leadership activities in the residence halls.
  • Work with units across campus on programming opportunities including Living Learning Communities.

Where I Can Help

  • Brining ideas to fruition around programming and advocacy.
  • General student difficulties concerning life in the residence halls.
  • Training on areas of time management, supervision, and StrengthsQuest.

Educational Background

My undergraduate work was completed at the State University of New York at Oswego in Oswego, NY. I earned a BA in Psychology (1993) during four cold and snowy years and was given an opportunity to be a Peer Academic Advisor in my school as well as with the college. This lead to my passion in the field of Student Affairs.

Seeking a new experience in a center of culture, I decided to attend The American University in Washington, DC to earn my MA in Student Develoment in Higher Education (1995). In addition to exciting assistantships in the dean's office, support services, and the career center, I took up part time work at the local NPR affiliate.

Arrival to UD


Previous Positions Held

I began my professional career in Residence Life at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where in addition to being an Area Coorinator was fortunate to have experiences with many different programmatic needs.

Looking to increase my skills, I worked as a Residence Hall Manager at New York University (NYU). At NYU I was able to develop the administrative, supervision, and visionary skills necessary in this field for success. I also was able to experience all of the great things "the city" has to offer.

I am in my third position at UD having started as a complex coordinator in the former Pencader Complex. After four years, I was able to earn a position as an Assistant Director primarily working with program plans and leadership. In 2008 I became an Associate Director and enjoy the new opportunities presented to me daily in this position.

Points of Pride

  • ACPA Commision for Housing and Residential Life Outstanding Experienced Professional Award
  • Being an actively involved parent in my children's school and sports teams
  • The ability to look at both sides of a story and potentially finding the truth

My Favorite Thing About Delaware

You can travel the entire state in less than three hours and see everything from farms and factories to cities and universities. Go and explore our "Small Wonder"!

Life Outside UD

Whenever possible, I plan free time around going to the beach and crafting.