Dean of Student Engagement
Meet the Interim Dean of Student Engagement
Ms. Michelle Ritzel, M.A., was named Edinboro University’s Interim Dean of Student Engagement in September 2020. In the role, she oversees all aspects of campus life, ensuring high quality co-curricular programming and promoting opportunities for students to grow as individuals, leaders and scholars.
A knowledgeable higher-education professional with nearly 25 years of student affairs experience, Ms. Ritzel has served Edinboro in various capacities since May 2004. Most recently, she was the Director of Porreco College Operations, where she led campus logistics and helped students achieve their academic and professional goals.
Ms. Ritzel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in chemistry and biology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts in College Personnel, Counseling and Educational Psychology from Slippery Rock University.
She enjoys traveling with her husband, Jim, watching sports and spending time with her beloved beagle.
A Message from the Interim Dean of Student Engagement
The collegiate experience offers unique opportunities for students to grow and learn – both inside and outside the classroom. At Edinboro, you’ll join a hard-working community of students who aren’t afraid to test the limits and reach higher.
Once you’re here, step outside of your comfort zone, challenge your perspectives and explore new experiences. Student government, recreational sports, university programming, Greek life and academic clubs and organizations are just a few of the ways to get involved.
Through student engagement activities, you’ll make lifelong friends, learn about different cultures and develop invaluable interpersonal communication and leadership skills that will perfectly complement your coursework.
The opportunities are here. We can’t wait for you to join us.