SAINT LEO, FL – Dr. William J. Lennox Jr., president of Saint Leo University, has announced the appointment of Dr. Melanie Storms as vice president of the newly created Saint Leo University Worldwide Division, effective June 27, 2016.
Dr. Storms has served in a leadership capacity in higher education for nearly 15 years, most recently as vice president of the College of Health Sciences for Walden University. She previously served as vice president of the College of Social and Behavioral Science and as dean of the School of Psychology for Walden. She also was president of Argosy University-Tampa Campus for more than six years.
She has extensive experience with both programmatic and regional accreditation. As a university administrator, Dr. Storms has worked with traditional graduate student populations, as well as adult learners at the graduate and undergraduate levels in campus-based and online settings. Her experience positions her to lead Saint Leo’s online and on-ground education center programs through SLU Worldwide.
Dr. Storms earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology.
The new Saint Leo University Worldwide Division represents the university’s commitment to providing convenient classes to students wherever and whenever they need. In addition to its University Campus location, Saint Leo’s students may take classes at its more than 40 education centers and offices, online, or through videoconferencing and telecommuting. Evening and weekend classes are offered for students’ convenience.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is a regionally accredited, liberal-arts-based institution known for an inclusive Catholic heritage, enduring values, and a capacity for innovation. The school was chartered in 1889 by Catholic Benedictine monks in rural Pasco County, FL, making Saint Leo the first Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo provides access to education to people of all faiths, emphasizing the Benedictine philosophy of balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit.
The university welcomes learners from all generations and backgrounds, from civilian occupations and the armed forces, and from across the country and more than 60 nations around the world. Saint Leo’s nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students may elect to study at the beautiful University Campus in Florida, at more than 40 teaching locations in seven states, or online from any location. The university’s degree programs range from the associate to the doctorate. Through these rich offerings, Saint Leo develops principled leaders for a challenging world.
Saint Leo University boasts nearly 80,000 alumni in all 50 states, Washington, DC, five U.S. territories, and 72 countries.
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