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Dean's Biography

Dr. Jeanne S. Hart-Steffes Biography


Dr. Jeanne S. Hart-Steffes, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, currently runs her own consulting firm, working with institutions of higher education on a broad range of topics. She has more than 25 years of experience working with college students, including positions as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Syracuse University and Founding Director of the Beyond the Classroom Living and Learning program at the University of Maryland. She started her career in residential life, working at Cornell University, Northeastern University, and the University of Maryland, Steffes served two terms as President of the American College Personnel Association, and is a frequent presenter and author on the topics of multiculturalism, sustainability in higher education, and living/learning strategies and outcomes.

Hart-Steffes earned a doctorate in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in Physical Education and Recreation Sport Management from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Marquette University.