Portrait of Kellie Rafaelli

Kellie Raffaelli

Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Director, International Programs and Services, Michigan Technological University

Kellie is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education Leadership at Capella University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from State University of New York at Oneonta. She served as the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity from 2018-2020 and is the advisor to the MTU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. Before assuming her current role as Director in 2020, she was the Director at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, where she led programming for the Center’s Social Justice Lecture Series, Cultural Competency Training, and Heritage and History month programming. Kellie has been working in higher ed for 16 years, with previous roles in Academic Support and Learning Center management.