The strength of the Siena community is its people. In an effort to bring Siena Heights University a little closer together, faculty and staff - who are willing - to share a bit about themselves personally and professionally, including their roles at Siena. This "Siena Strong" profile is...
Getting to Know... Michael Orlando
Department or Office: Division of Student Life
Official title: Dean for Students
Office Phone: 517-264-7601
Office Room#/Building/Location: Room 191 Ledwidge Hall
Degrees Earned (type, institution, year): BS in Business Administration with core focuses of Marketing and Applied Statistics from Bowling Green State University; MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The Ohio State University; Doctoral candidate in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Toledo
In 100 words or less, my role at Siena Heights is... I do anything short of jeopardizing our mission to advance Siena Heights University. I am a Dean FOR Students who aims to be a purposeful servant leader each and every day. It's my pleasure to be a door holder, crisis manager, and spirit ambassador for our Siena community. I, directly and indirectly, supervise and support professional, graduate, and student staff in the Student Life Division. Our mission of Student Life is to foster students’ growth in mind, body, and spirit to develop their potential and embrace their purpose. I love to collaborate with students and professionals on and off campus.One thing people at Siena would be surprised to know about me is...I love to give food and travel advice for anyone looking for extraordinary experiences without breaking the bank.
What is your favorite food?: Italian in multiple courses! Specifically, a Mediterranean salad, warm bread, a grilled seafood and homemade pesto on gnocchi pasta, and tiramisu
What is your favorite movie/TV show?: Harry Potter, The Office, and Quantum Leap
If I were on a desert island and could bring just one book, it would be...The Bible
My favorite thing/person/event about Siena Heights is... Torch Night. It's an event that has grown in meaning to students over the years. Students are the heart of our mission and this event shines the influence and legacy they have on each other's success.