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President's Staff

Jeffrey D. Senese, Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Dr. Jeffrey Senese joined Saint Leo University in January 2018. Dr. Senese comes to Saint Leo University from Cardinal Stritch University, where he was provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. Prior to Cardinal Stritch, Dr. Senese served as vice president of Academic Affairs and as a professor at Cardinal Stritch. He has held similar academic positions throughout his career, including the following: vice provost, vice president of Academic Affairs, and professor at Johnson and Wales University (Providence, RI); vice president of Academic Affairs, dean of faculty, and professor at Philadelphia University (PA); vice president of Academic Affairs and professor at Mount Ida College (Newton Centre, MA); chief academic officer and director of academic affairs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre; and other faculty positions. Dr. Senese earned a BS in the Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University; an MA in criminology from Indiana State University; and a PhD in multidisciplinary social sciences from the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.

Melanie Storms, Psy.D.

Senior Vice President for WorldWide Operations

Dr. Storms joined Saint Leo University in 2016.  Most recently, she served as vice president for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Health Sciences at Walden University.  Prior to that she held a variety of roles within academia including campus president, vice-president of academic affairs, dean, and program chair.  She also served in a variety of administrative and clinical service provision roles earlier in her professional career as a licensed clinical psychologist.  Dr. Storms earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida, and both her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. 

Edward Dadez, Ph.D.

Vice President of Continuing Education and Student Services

Dr. Dadez joined Saint Leo University in 2000. He holds undergraduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in psychology and biology, a master's in student personnel administration from Ohio State University, an M.B.A. from Saint Leo University, and a doctorate in College and University Administration from Michigan State University. Dr. Dadez has been in college administration more than 30 years, and has worked at Ohio State University, University of Dayton, Michigan State University, Bucknell University, and Chowan College.

Denny Moller

Vice President of University Advancement

Moller joined Saint Leo University in 2013 after spending six years at DePaul University, most recently as associate vice president for development. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president of two telecommunication companies and as an executive in AT&T’s Business Sales Division. He earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Xavier University.

Robert T. Quinn

Vice President, Business Development

Quinn joined Saint Leo University in 2016 after 10 years at George Mason University as deputy director-intelligence community programs for the Volgenau School of Engineering and instructor information systems and technology.  Earlier in his career, he served in executive operations and senior strategy roles for Gateway Management Group, Gemini Consulting, Warner Communications, W.R. Grace and Citibank.  He is a former U.S. Army Captain and earned both an A.B. and M.B.A. from Fordham University.

Fran Reidy

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Reidy joined Saint Leo University in 1988 serving in the role of head soccer coach. He was a teacher of special education in Tampa for 10 years prior to joining Saint Leo full-time in 1992. During his tenure at Saint Leo he has held the role of soccer coach, sports information director, assistant athletic director and associate athletic director. He was named the athletic director in March 1999.  He earned a B.S. degree in elementary education and special education from Fitchburg State University and his M.B.A. from Saint Leo University.

Christian Schindler

Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment

Christian Schindler joined Saint Leo in May 2017. He has served in a variety of leadership roles in marketing and enrollment, including divisional vice president of Strategic Recruitment and Global Marketing at Laureate Education, vice president of Marketing and Enrollment at Straighterline, and senior director of International Global Marketing at LeapFrog Enterprises. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Molly-Dodd Adams

Special Assistant to the President

Adams has been with Saint Leo University since 2005.  Before joining the Office of the President, she worked in the Office of University Communications.  She has experience in corporate communications as well as advertising and marketing with The Home Depot.  She holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from Saint Leo University.

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