Melissa Sanders Giess

Assistant Dean of Students
Director of Residence Life
610-409-3590

Office: Wismer Hall, Student Affairs Suite (Above Bookstore)
mgiess@ursinus.edu
Melissa Sanders Giess joined the Residence Life staff at Ursinus in 2006.  She provides leadership and direction for the Assistant Director and Resident Advisor programs, housing selection & assignment processes, crisis management, and residential disciplinary procedures.  Dean Giess' involvement on campus includes participation in the Home Team efforts of the Teagle Grant, the Race & Equality Committee, and student retention initiatives.  She also serves on the Student Activities and Services Committee and the Safety Committee.  Before coming to Ursinus, Dean Giess served as both a Residence Director at the George Washington University and the Coordinator of Academic Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College.  She holds a BA in English from West Chester University in West Chester, PA, and the MSEd in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.