Assistant Dean for Student AffairsPhone: (410) 706-5235
Michele Hayes is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Her primary duties involve academic advising, implementing ADA accommodations, supporting students experiencing personal challenges, and coordinating orientation and graduation events along with the Student Affairs team. Ms. Hayes also coordinates the Peer Advisor Program. She joined the Office of Student Affairs in January of 2014. Prior to joining the Office of Student Affairs, Ms. Hayes served for seven years in the Office of Admissions at the School of Law, first as Assistant Director and later as Director of Admissions and Student Recruiting. In the Office of Admissions, Ms. Hayes evaluated law school applications, oversaw and helped execute the recruitment schedule, collaborated in the planning of diversity and pipeline outreach programs, and facilitated law student outreach to prospective students.
Before joining the staff at Maryland Carey Law, Ms. Hayes served as a senior recruiter in the Office of Recruitment, Retention, Work\Life & Disability Programs – a division of Human Resources at the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington DC. Among other duties, she managed the recruitment process and planned educational programming for the SEC Business Associates Program for graduates of business related graduate degree programs, and worked with a team of recruiters to oversee the SEC Summer Honors internship programs for college, graduate business, and law school students.
Ms. Hayes began her career in law school student services in 2002 when she joined the career services staff at the George Washington University Law School as a counselor. She later served as Assistant Director of Career Development. Prior to joining the staff at the George Washington University, Ms. Hayes served as a recruiter for Spherion Legal Group in Washington DC.
Ms. Hayes is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland. She received an LLM in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from the George Washington University Law School and a JD from the Washington College of Law at American University. She earned a BA in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Lastly, Ms. Hayes was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.