As a student at Saint Leo University, you have the support of our entire staff. Even though many of us work behind the scenes, we all want to see you succeed and reach your academic and career goals. You belong here!
Assistant Vice President, University Campus Enrollment & Center Enrollment
Alma Mater: Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH
Degree(s): Bachelor of Political Science; Master of Public Administration
Major(s): Political Science; International Development
Favorite Place at Center/Campus: Benedict’s Coffeehouse
Best Part About Saint Leo: Regardless of where you come from, you will be welcomed as a member of the Saint Leo Community from the moment you arrive. Students truly become global citizens at Saint Leo.
Favorite Core Value: Excellence
Advice for Prospective Students: Say hi to everybody that you meet on campus – a simple wave or a smile could make the difference in somebody’s day, week, or month. It is this same community that will be here for you during challenging times.
Alma Mater: New Jersey City University - Jersey City, NJ; Saint Leo University - Saint Leo, FL
Degree(s) BA; MS
Major(s) English - Performing Arts specialization; Instructional Design
Favorite Place at Center/Campus: Views/areas near Lake Jovita- Lake House, the Bowl ( community oriented activities), patio by Admissions. The lake is often part of the backdrop for student and community activities held on campus. The lake is often in the background when students are having their graduation pictures taken and thus a part of the everlasting memory of their achievement.
Best Part About Saint Leo: The commitment to our student centered mission and student success as well as university focus on fostering global fluency for our diverse student population.
Favorite Core Value: Integrity & Community
Advice for Prospective Students: Collaborate with staff, faculty and classmates. This will not only builds one’s support network and cultivates community, but facilitates a better understanding and utilization of resources to promote student success and the overall collegiate experience.
Alma Mater: SUNY Canton, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Everest University, Ashford University, Saint Leo University
Degree(s): AAS, AS, 2 BA degrees, MA, an MS in progress
Major(s): Early Childhood Education, Medical Billing and Coding, Higher Education Management, Psychology, Education with a dual concentration (mathematics instruction and distant learning), Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science concentration
Favorite Place at Center/Campus: My favorite place on campus is the library because I love learning and also because it overlooks beautiful Lake Jovita!
Best Part About Saint Leo: The Saint Leo community. Not only do the staff and instructors support the students, but the students support each other as well!
Favorite Core Value: Personal Development, because I am constantly trying to learn more!
Advice for Prospective Students: The best advice I can give prospective students is to use the many resources we offer here at Saint Leo University as often as you can because they are very helpful in helping you to be successful! This includes your people resources such as your Enrollment Counselor and Advisor also because we are here to help!
Favorite Place at Center/Campus: I love the library with the view to the lake, definitely my favorite.
Best Part About Saint Leo: I've only been working here for 4 months, thus far the best part has been seeing SLU has a well known reputation with the community and really cares for students.
Favorite Core Value: I believe all core values are important, my favorite is community. I like feeling welcomed and hope my students feel the same way.
Advice for Prospective Students: Always picture yourself graduating from your program. Don't let anything get in your way. If you need help, always ask there are a lot of resources available to you if you ask.
Alma Mater: Frostburg State University - Frostburg, MD
Major(s): History, minor in Social Geography
Favorite Place at Center/Campus: Outside by Lake Jovita on Main Campus
Best Part About Saint Leo: History and Traditions of Saint Leo University
Favorite Core Value: All of our Core Values are very important. The one I stress the most is RESPECT. It is important to RESPECT all Individuals and hope you have the same RESPECT in return.
Advice for Prospective Students: Prospective Students who are serious about their education have no reason not to succeed at the Enrollment stage and continue that success in their Academics. As an Enrollment Counselor, I tell many Prospective students that if they are Serious about their Education, we are Serious to be a part of their success. Stay focused and the next surroundings will be with your Degree in hand.
Alma Mater: University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL
Degree(s): Bachelor's; Master's
Major(s): Liberal Studies: Education and Music; Educational Leadership
Favorite Place at Center/Campus: Conference Room – It is where the Team comes together!
Best Part About Saint Leo: I appreciate that at the Education Centers our programs and class offerings are intentionally geared toward adult learners. Through evening and online classes, extended office hours, hands-on customer service, and shorter academic terms (8-weeks) we make earning a degree manageable for those with jobs, families, and other commitments that might otherwise be a barrier to success.
Favorite Core Value: Community – I enjoy the opportunity to constantly meet new people within the community and help them find options that fit their educational goals. Looking big picture, as a non-profit University we are here to help provide education in order to better lives, strengthen families, and improve our community.
Advice for Prospective Students: If you ever have any type of question or issue, just reach out. Contact your Advisor or your Admissions person or just call your local center. We are always here to help at any point throughout your educational journey and we want to help you succeed.
Favorite Place at Center/Campus: My favorite space at the Tampa Education Center is actually the classrooms because I love the view of downtown Tampa some of them offer.
Best Part About Saint Leo: The flexibility! We have extended hours, various locations, online and on ground options, and lots of online resources such as our library, tutoring, and career services.
Favorite Core Value: Community – As a student, I am grateful for the support that my advisor, peers, and professors provide on a daily basis. We are more successful when we work together.
Advice for Prospective Students: Let your purpose be your guiding force! Classes may get hard and there will be times that it is difficult to juggle family, career, and school. It’s important to remember why you started this journey and know that it will all be worth it when you are holding your degree.
Alma Mater: University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL; Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
Degree(s) Bachelor of Science (BS); Master of Education (MEd) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Major(s): BS Psychology; MEd - Education Leadership (Higher Education Administration), & MBA - Business Administration
Favorite Place at Center/Campus: The lobby, we will all gather around and talk. Staff, students, and faculty will all stand around our front desk and just enjoy each other. It creates such a welcoming environment and it makes for a great place to work and learn.
Best Part About Saint Leo: The center staff, everyone is so helpful and loving. We work together to create such a great place to be for each staff and students alike.
Favorite Core Value: Community, as the position most involved with community engagement at the center it is always amazing to me how big of an impact we can have by being open to opportunities outside of the normal scope. Getting to live that value every week is all I could ask for in a job.
Advice for Prospective Students: Ask questions! I would rather tell you something 10 times in 10 different ways than for you to not be confident before starting classes. School is what you put into it, so take advantage of this opportunity and the knowledge of others throughout your journey.