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Michael Kline

Michael Kline

Temp-Assistant to the Dean

Phone Number: 402.466.4774
Department: Business Administration
Primary Campus: Lincoln

Michael Kline is Assistant to the Dean in the College of Business. He joined Doane University in 2022. Michael earned an M.S. in Leadership Development (2019) from Drake University. At Doane, he has helped to create new systems and processes, assisted with accreditation efforts, and regularly review schedules and course offerings.  Prior to joining Doane, Michael worked as a Student Success Coordinator and Life Coach, where he identified at-risk students to assist, coach, and advise so they could have a successful college experience. In addition, he trained faculty on how to develop and manage courses on Canvas, created a degree navigator database, and hired, supervised, trained, and managed student tutors and supplemental leaders.

M.S. (Leadership Development), Drake University, 2019
B.S. (Marketing), Iowa State University, 2017

Professional Experience
Doane University, 2022-Present
Union College, 2021-2022
Drake University, 2017-2021
Iowa State University, 2016-2017

Professional Highlights (select)

What advice do you have for students?
Defining what success looks like to you personally at an early stage will help you keep on track. Getting to know your professors will also be instrumental in your success. Your professors are human and want to know you and your goals.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
"My fake plants died, because I did not pretend to water them." This quote is by Mitch Hedberg. I like this quote because it is humorous with a true undertone. We spend so much of our life and time on things that aren't really meaningful. We pretend we have happiness to those around us so that they may believe we are something that we truly are not. So just make sure you are watering your real plants.

What is one piece of career advice you can offer?
Do not be afraid of change! Change is going to happen even if you resist it; instead, embrace the changes. Explore new ideas, technology, and avenues for success. Be sure to always balance your life goals and career goals; these should be separate but supportive of each other.