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Melissa Sumiko Keightley

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2213 8 Ave APT 101 Seattle, WA 98121 | (971) 258-9829 | vandrim1@seattleu.edu


EDUCATION
M.Ed.
Student Development Administration, Seattle University
B.A.

English (Japanese minor) Oregon State University

HOUSING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life

Anticipated June 2015


June 2012
Jul. 2014-Present

Cornish College of the Arts

Provide leadership and direction for an approx. 240 student residence hall in an urban
environment.
First responder of on call duty rotation providing emergency response to ensure student
welfare.
Plan and coordinate the hiring and selection process of Resident Assistants
Responsible for the training and continued professional development of student staff members.
Serve as a hearing officer for policy violations in student housing.
Manage a budget of over $12,000 for staff training and development.
Mediate conflicts and oversee the room change process.
Residence Life Coordinator
Aug. 2012-Jul. 2014
Art Institute of Seattle

Managed the operations and daily functions of a 200 bed residence hall
Supervised 3-4 Resident Assistants.
Facilitated staff development.
Primary professional to respond to emergencies and students in crisis.
Served as primary hearing officer for policy violations originating in student housing. Typical
caseload of 1-3 cases per week involving 2-8 students per case.
Coordinated building repairs, cleaning, and upgrades in collaboration with facility
maintenance staff.
Promoted community and academic excellence through active and passive programming.
Cooperative House Director
Aug. 2011-Jul. 2012
Oregon State University

Supervised and advised a Cooperative house of 55 student residents.


Provided on-call emergency response for 4 cooperative houses
Advised house Executive Council, providing advice, training, and professional development.
Managed house budget of approx. $10,000 and tracked house expenditures.
Oversaw housing assignments and key check-in/check-out.

OTHER LEADERSHIP AND EXPERIENCE


First-Year Liaison
Seattle University Student Development Association

Oct. 2013-June 2014

First-Generation/Low SES iGroup


Seattle University Student Development Association

Oct. 2013-Present

Lead a committee of 6 graduate students to address the first-year experience in the Student
Development Administration program and plan the Student Development Administration
graduation celebration with a budget of $2,500.

Member of a learning community for students from first-generation/low SES backgrounds in


the Student Development Administration program.
Asian/Pacific Islander iGroup
Seattle University Student Development Association

Oct. 2013-Present

Member of a learning community for Asian/Pacific Islander students in the Student


Development Administration program.
INTO OSU Conversant Program
Oregon State University

Sep. 2008-Jun. 2012

Building Inclusive Communities


Oregon State University

Feb. 2010-Oct 2011

Served as a conversation partner for international students learning English.

Participated in a series on privilege, identity, and social justice.


COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT
C.A.R.E. Committee
Safety Committee

Cornish College of the Arts


Art Institute of Seattle

Sep. 2014-Present
Aug. 2012-July 2014

Events Committee
Student Staff Selection

Art Institute of Seattle


OSU Residential Life

Aug. 2012-July 2014


Oct. 2010-May 2012

Cooperative Director Selection


Recognition Committee
Diversity Work Group

OSU Residential Life


OSU Residential Life
OSU Residential Life

Dec. 2011-May 2012


Oct. 2011-May 2012
Oct. 2009-Jun. 2010

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)

Sep. 2013-Present

ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers)


NASPA Annual Conference Case Study Competition Winner

July. 2014-Present
March 2015

REFERENCES
Angela Hedwall

Dean of Student Affairs, Art Institute of Seattle

(206) 817-9439

ahedwall@aii.edu

Surtida Shelton

Associate Director of Student Development, UW Tacoma

(253) 576-8318

sbshelton28@gmail.com

David Thomsen

Research Data Analyst, Ecova, Inc.

(971) 201-4306 office

d.thomsen@hotmail.com