University of Maryland
Counseling and Student Personnel Services,
Kansas State University
Mathematics and Computer Science,
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Dean Kane has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, beginning as an area coordinator at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he supervised residence halls for about 600 students.
He went on to become the assistant director of student life at Loyola College of Maryland, where he also oversaw a residence hall area, including its staff and their training. From there, he became director of residence life and then assistant dean of student affairs at Western Maryland College.
His work there included the development of living-learning communities and establishing a threat-assessment team, among other accomplishments.
In 2000, he became associate dean for student life at Rhode Island College before becoming dean of students. As dean, he oversaw judicial affairs, student activities, veterans' affairs, health education and Greek life and served on multiple university committees. In 2014, he was appointed interim Vice President for Student Affairs responsible for the college's entire student life program.
Kane holds a Master of Science in counseling and student personnel services from Kansas State University and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Maryland.
He grew up in the southern tier of New York State and received his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He, his wife, Patti, and three children, Owen, Andrew and Ellie, joined the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford community on July 30, 2018.