Michele McCauley has been a part of The University of Olivet communications and marketing team since 2017 when she was the director of communications. From 2019 until 2023, she served as executive director of communications and marketing and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. In July 2023, McCauley welcome the opportunity to step back to the role of associate director of communications to focus on storytelling and writing. She and the marketing and communications team collaborate with the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, admissions, advancement, alumni and other institutional partners on the development, implementation and assessment of marketing and brand strategies to position the college to constituents, the media and general public in a positive and progressive light. She is a graduate of The University of Olivet Employee Leadership Academy.
Before joining The University of Olivet, McCauley served as director of communications and public relations for the Michigan Bankers Association and marketing manager for Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance. She spent nearly 13 years as director of communications for Sacred Heart Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, and three years as director of communications for St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio. She began her professional career as a legal assistant at one of Michigan’s largest law firms, specializing in telecommunications and environmental law, before moving to the Michigan Petroleum Association as director of membership and governmental services.
McCauley earned a dual bachelor’s degree in communications and telecommunications and a master’s degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University.