University of Delaware
Michele Kane

Michele Michelon Kane

Senior Associate Director

(302) 831-4663

My Responsibilities

  • Oversee our assignments processes and business operations to align with the educational priority of the department.
  • Grow inclusive practices to meet the needs of the diverse student body.
  • Work with units across campus on special housing programs.

Where I Can Help

  • Bring ideas into action through programming and advocacy.
  • Assist with general student difficulties concerning life in the residence halls.
  • Provide training on a wide variety of areas including supervision, time management, networking and StrengthsQuest.

Educational Background

  • B.A., Psychology, SUNY Oswego
  • M.A., Student Development in Higher Education, American University

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 Coordinator, was fortunate to have experiences with many different programmatic areas.

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 Assistant Director primarily working with program plans and leadership. In 2008, I became Associate Director and enjoy the new opportunities presented to me daily in this position.

Points of Pride

  • ACPA Commission for Housing and Residential Life Outstanding Experienced Professional Award
  • Gallup Certified Strengths Coach
  • Being actively involved in a variety of community functions in Newark and Wilmington
  • The ability to look at both sides of a story and potentially finding the truth

My Favorite Quote

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. - A. A. Milne

Life Outside UD

I enjoy spending time at the beach and crafting.


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