Dr. Levi K. Esses
Dean of Students
Mount St. Mary’s University, MD

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • 15+ Years of higher education
  • Leading the undergraduate, orientation and enrollment
  • Domestic campus visit program and recruiting events
  • Clifton Strengths initiative
  • Dean of students
  • SGA advisor
  • Associate dean for student development and director of first-year initiatives

Personal Leadership Philosophy

Education is an active process. That is, we get out what we put into it. That is why co-curricular experiences are key to the growth and development of the student. Involvement can teach us so much and open so many more doors. I feel everyone should be a part of SGA in some way, whether that is voting in an election, being a senator, or running for an office. It teaches students about our democratic process and how to identify a problem, discuss it, and come up with solutions to make our campuses better. This is by far the best conference I have been to. This conference will provide confidence in your SGA members, give them the knowledge and skills to be successful, and motivate your members to make positive change back on your campuses. Also, the conference presenters are always willing to help after the conference. We are a phone call or email away. We truly care about the success of all of our participants and their SGAs.

About Levi

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