Dr. Levi K. Esses
Vice President for Student Life
Dean of Students
Mount St. Mary’s University, MD


Dr. Esses is a Dean of Students with eighteen years of experience working in education, fifteen of those in higher education. Dr. Esses has experience in small private, large public, and branch campuses, and is responsible for student government, student activities, residence life, campus recreation, student clubs and organizations, and student conduct. Dr. Esses impacts others with his knowledge of CliftonStrengths and uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage students in their development and success. He is inspired daily by his wife Rachel and their soon-to-be born son (November 2020). He would love to connect with you on twitter @DrLeviEsses and/or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/levi-esses-ed-d-915b7392

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.