Kylene Planar Appointed as New Associate Director of Operations of Residence Life on Beren Campus

By: Mili Chizhik  |  October 10, 2021

By Mili Chizhik, News Editor

The University Housing and Residence Life team on Beren campus has hired a new team member, Ms. Kylene Planer, as Associate Director of Operations of Residential Life (

When discussing her past academic experiences with the YU Observer, Ms. Planer said that she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Television/Radio Production from Ithaca College and described herself as “a career changer from the entertainment industry to higher education.” She also attended the Teachers College, Columbia University and obtained her master’s degree in Organization and Leadership in Higher and Postsecondary Education. 

After graduating college, she worked as a production assistant/researcher at Stage 29 productions and then as an agent assistant at The Gersh Agency. She then moved onto working as a development coordinator at Fusion TV. After that, during her master’s program, she worked as a programming production associate and talent acquisition executive assistant at HBO. Most recently before starting to work for YU, Ms. Planer worked for approximately 2.5 years on the Admissions team at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. 

Ms. Planer will be working alongside Becky Ciment (Associate Director of University Housing and Residence Life), Alana Reichenberg (UHRL Manager & COVID Coordinator), and Rachel Haber (Housing Coordinator). Planar expressed that she is “beyond excited to be working with the Housing team here at the Beren campus as I’ve heard nothing but great things about the YU student body and community.”

For any further questions regarding housing or residential life, please contact Beren housing via email or visit the website.