Our Vision

Student Development is committed to the Ignatian principles grounded within Jesuit education. We invite our students to participate actively in a safe, respectful, diverse and open academic community. We challenge them to grow in mind, body and spirit for the greater good. Hence, students are empowered to develop their unique skills and talents to be critical thinkers, compassionate leaders and contributing citizens in our diverse, ever-changing world.

As educators, we are called to model our mission as mentors engaged in the pursuit of excellence. Our passion for integrative and holistic learning compels us to work collaboratively with the entire campus community.

Through our comprehensive array of innovative programs and services, we provide the environment for students to be able to achieve their full potential.

Student development encompasses residence life, campus security, health and counseling service, campus ministry, food services, judicial affairs, multicultural affairs, student activities and programs, and student senate.

In July 2010, Dr. Deborah Cady Melzer joined the Le Moyne team as Vice President for Student Development. Prior to arriving at Le Moyne, Deb served as the Dean for Student Development at Fairfield University and in a variety of student affairs roles in residence life, student conduct, student activities, campus ministry and orientation at Wellesley, Simmons and Stonehill Colleges. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College, her M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at the University of Vermont and her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at Boston College. Deb is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate education department at Le Moyne and has served her professional organizations the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA) in a variety of volunteer roles. She lives in Chittenango, New York with her husband, Duane, and daughters Nuala and Madeline.


Diane Butler
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Development

                                          Experience
                             21 years at Le Moyne College

   What I love about Lemoyne
I enjoy the opportunities that my job affords me. The opportunity to interact with both students and co-workers across the campus. My life has been enriched by the many students I have come to know through their co-curricular involvement and in recent years it has been exciting to see the academic and co-curricular intersect. 

Degrees
Bachelor's of Music in Music Education The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam 1998.
 2003 Master of Arts Degree in Theology and Liturgy
from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, NY. 
Experience
14 years at Le Moyne and in higher education.
What I Love Love About Le Moyne
My favorite part of the job is meeting so many wonderful students, hearing their stories, and watching them grow from first year students to seniors and from participants to leaders.  I also feel blessed to work alongside many talented, dedicated and extraordinary colleagues.

Degrees
Le Moyne College, B.A. in Psychology and Spanish- '81
Chapman University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology-'88
Experience
I have been working at Lemoyne for 27 years
Why I love About Le Moyne
“I am passionate about engaging with students on a deep and personal level and feel blessed to be able to watch as students find their passion, discover their best selves, and develop their knowledge/skills into a meaningful life and future." 

   Degrees
B.A. Psychology Westfield State College  Ed.M. Administration Planning and Social Policy 1987 Harvard Graduate School of Education, Experience 14 years at Le Moyne and 32 years in higher education Why I Love About Le Moyne

For me working at Le Moyne allows me to intersect my faith while at work and engage students, as they develop into young adults.