Mike joined the Institute in 2006 as vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs. He first sailed on SAS in Spring 1990 as a Resident Director, and served on many subsequent voyages as a senior voyage administrator (most recently as executive dean in summer 2009).
Prior to joining the Institute, Mike’s two decades of service in higher education/student affairs included: vice provost at Saint Mary’s College of California; dean of students at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland; associate dean of students at Gonzaga University and Harvey Mudd College (of the Claremont Colleges), and Assistant Dean of Students at College of the Holy Cross.
Mike earned a doctorate in educational leadership from University of La Verne, masters degree in higher education and student affairs administration from University of Vermont, and bacheors degree in communication and religious studies from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mike lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife Jennifer and four children (Owen, Sophia, Henry, and Grace), all of whom are excited to sail on the Spring ’14 voyage!