Staff Profiles

David Disney

David Disney is the Director for University Unions & Events and is responsible for student union, food and beverage and campus event services. His responsibilities include providing leadership for the programming, facilities and operations of the student union and outdoor spaces on campus. He is responsible for the administration of the campus-wide bookstore and campus food service contracts, which include catering, food courts and vending services. Additionally, he is responsible for leading the University’s meetings and special events team, including room and equipment reservations, event coordination and the student ambassador program.

Prior to joining UM-Dearborn, David served the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as General Manager of  Palmer Commons, a campus Conference and Community Center and as Conference Services Manager of Ross School of Business Executive Education Center. He joined the university after a career in hospitality management where he specialized in activating new hotel projects. 

David is an avid Michigan Wolverine and Detroit Tigers fan. He and his wife, Sharon, enjoy traveling; their current itinerary is focused on visiting all Major League Baseball stadiums.

Kris Day
Assistant Director

Kris is responsible for the daily management of the University Center, Fairlane Center, and Union at Dearborn common spaces.  She is also responsible for supervising and managing almost 50 student employees who serve as Building Managers, Audio Visual Technicians, and UUE's Operations and Information Center teams.

Prior to serving as the Assistant Director of UUE, Kris was the Interim Director of the University Center, and the Director of Student Activities at UM-Dearborn since 2001.  Prior to that she worked at the MSU Union at Michigan State and the Idaho Commons & Student Union Building at the University of Idaho.  She earned her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University - Bloomington and her Bachelors degree from Northern Michigan University in Psychology and Biology.  She also serves on the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Education Council.

Outside of work, Kris enjoys spending time with her family, traveling (she has slept in all 50 states and visited three continents), running, and exploring good food through cooking and visiting restaurants. 

Nick Capul
Special Event & Sales Manager

Nick manages the Events Office for University Unions which includes planning high profile events, directing the Events Staff and promoting our services to the campus & community in general. Nick has been working in the Events industry for over 15 years.  In his free time, he likes to bike, run and enjoy all things geeky.

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Karen Stone
Event Services Planner

Karen is responsible for the supervision of UUE student event coordinators and for planning events of every level. She has 38 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to her 15 years on the Dearborn campus, she also worked on the UM Ann Arbor campus at the Michigan League for 5 years. There she managed day-to-day operations while supervising professional, union and student staffs.   On the UM-Dearborn campus she has been involved with MLK Service Day. When not working, she enjoys her grandsons, her garden and her beagle named Frank.

University Unions and Events

1133 - Information Desk - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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