Michael Austin

Director of Residence Life

Since April 2018, Michael Austin is the Director of Residence Life overseeing the Residence Hall Managers and overall success and engagement of the residents at Bryn Athyn College.

Before coming to Bryn Athyn, Michael served in various housing positions at Stony Brook University, but most notably as the Student Life Specialist at Brookhaven Residential Village. The Village was a rented satellite facility located about 20 miles away from the University. Using the Community Engagement model that he created, he turned over the feeling of “Woe is me” to enjoying living at the facility despite the transportation difficulties to and from the University.

Education

  • BA, English & Sociology, Stony Brook University
  • MA, Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University

Areas of Expertise

  • Community Engagement
  • Transfer Student Success
  • Residence Life
  • Graduate Student Development and Supervision