Associate VP and Dean of Students
Dr. Michael L. Sanseviro was named Dean of Student Affairs in October 2010. Michael joined the KSU family as the first director of residence life in January 2004, establishing a new department at KSU. He served as interim dean prior to assuming the permanent role. During his time as director of residence life at KSU, Michael established and provided the initial funding for the Residence Life Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to support housing expenses for incoming freshmen who enhance the diversity of the on-campus living experience and otherwise might not be able to afford campus housing.
Prior to KSU, Michael worked at Georgia Perimeter College, Lawrenceville campus in the Gwinnett University Center (which is now Georgia Gwinnett College) as director of student life. While at GPC, Michael also served for one year as Student Services Associate at the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia office, and advised the statewide Student Advisory Council, comprised of SGA leaders from across all state institutions. Prior to GPC, Michael worked at Georgia State University, initially assisting with athlete services for the Olympics in 1996 then serving as the first complex director for the newly constructed GSU Village housing complex.
Michael is originally from Merrick, Long Island, NY and moved to Georgia in 1986 to pursue his BA at Emory University, which he completed in 1989 with majors in Educational Research, Philosophy & Religion. He was the youngest graduate that year from Emory, at 19 years old. Michael worked briefly in banking for C&S Bank (now part of Bank of America), then completed his MS in Higher Education Administration at Florida State University in 1991. Michael also worked on coursework toward an MBA at Polytechnic University, and then later finished his Ph.D. at Georgia State University in Educational Policy Studies in 2006.
Michael also teaches in KSU's University College, and is a senior faculty member for Keller Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining the University System of Georgia, Michael worked at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and at Polytechnic University in Farmingdale and Brooklyn, New York. Michael's most recent publication was an article in an international housing journal on public-private partnerships in student housing.
Michael is active in numerous professional organizations, frequently presenting at conferences. He served as president for the Georgia Housing Officers, who honored him in October 2008 with the Excellence in Housing award for his career achievements. He was also honored by the Georgia Governor’s office for outstanding customer service, receiving an award in January 2010. Over the years, Michael has received awards for outstanding professionalism and leaderships from North Carolina Wesleyan, Georgia Perimeter College, and Kennesaw State University. In Spring 2009, KSU established the “Dr. Michael L. Sanseviro Passion for Excellence Award,” naming Michael as the first recipient.
In addition to his professional activities, community service involvement includes serving on the supervisory committee of the board of directors of LGE Credit Union, and on his community HOA board of directors. Michael is also co-advisor to the KSU chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society, who honored him with the regional advisor of the year award at the summer 2010 international summit. Michael enjoys travelling, and especially cherishes opportunities for international engagement. In January 2009, Michael attended the first Global Housing Summit in Hong Kong, China, attending as the sole representative from the state of Georgia.