Michele Cruse (CGS ’00) has joined the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as associate dean of student affairs and experiential education in the Office of Student Affairs. In the newly configured position, Cruse will oversee career services, judicial affairs, first-year experience and orientation, leadership development, and community and student engagement.
In addition to her work as director of TRIO Student Support Services at PCC, Cruse has worked in financial aid and student accounts, and as an adjunct instructor. Cruse also owned her own business and served as co-founder of an organization focused on workshops and education for community members, women, disenfranchised youth and those in alternative education.
A native of Pittsburgh, Cruse comes to Pitt–Bradford from Portland (Oregon) Community College where she served as dean of student development. Cruse earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of General Studies. She received a master’s degree at Portland State University and a doctorate in education at Oregon State University.