Spring 2018

Jeff Senese Named Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

2_University-Chronicles_Jeff-Senese-photoIn January, Dr. Jeffrey D. Senese joined Saint Leo University as provost and senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs. This is a newly created position at Saint Leo.

Reporting to the president, he will provide oversight of all educational programs offered at University Campus, at centers, and online. Included in his duties are the development, implementation, and assurance of the quality of undergraduate and graduate programs, instruction, research, and service. In this role, Dr. Senese will provide direct, ongoing supervision of the deans of the three schools at the university, as well as the vice president of Student Affairs & Campus Operations, and the director of the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library. He will be responsible for overall administration of academic and student affairs of the university.

Most recently, Dr. Senese was provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Cardinal Stritch University, one of the nation’s largest Franciscan universities, in Milwaukee, WI, with about 4,000 students overall. In that role, he was the chief academic officer, working with the four deans and other faculty leaders at the main campus and with various course delivery locations.

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. In addition to writing articles and book chapters in numerous law enforcement publications, he is the author of Applied Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (Nelson-Hall Publishers, 1997).

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