Welcome to Student Development at Le Moyne College

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.

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.

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.


 

Degree(s):
BSSW Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare, Southern Illinois University
MSW  Masters of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle 

Experience:  (how long at Le Moyne) 
12 years at Le Moyne 


What I Love Love About Le Moyne:
I love the sense of community here, and the feeling that we are all in this together!  The Ignatian principles and values that the college is founded on are such an important part of the fabric here. The students at Le Moyne are the most awesome - its they who we serve, and it is my honor to be a small part of their experience here on the Heights! 

 

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.

Area or Offices supervised:
Campus Ministry

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.

Degree(s):
Bachelors Degree in Science (BS), Cazenovia College
Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW), Syracuse University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Syracuse University 

Experience:
Worked at Le Moyne since 2011

Area or Offices supervised:

What I Love Love About Le Moyne:
I love the mission of our institution which is committed to service, the care for the whole person and life long learning to name a few.  This mission is evidenced in our student's empathy, successes, work ethic and kindness.  A great place to work.  

Degree(s): 
B.S. Public Relations, Syracuse University
M.Ed. College Student Affairs Administration, University of Georgia

Experience: 
Worked at Le Moyne for 1.5 years 

Area or Offices supervised: 
Career Advising & Development

What I Love Love About Le Moyne:  
Our students - they accomplish amazing things in the classroom, during their internships, and while serving the local/international community. It's a privilege to support them during their journey here and beyond!
Degree(s): 
B.S. Public Relations, Syracuse University
M.Ed. College Student Affairs Administration, University of Georgia

Experience: 
Worked at Le Moyne for 1.5 years 

Area or Offices supervised: 
Career Advising & Development

What I Love Love About Le Moyne:  
Our students - they accomplish amazing things in the classroom, during their internships, and while serving the local/international community. It's a privilege to support them during their journey here and beyond!
Degree(s):
Masters of Science in Higher Education from Syracuse University 


Experience:
Served at Le Moyne since 2002


Area or Offices supervised:
Student Success Center
Tutoring
Inclusive Excellence & Global Education



What I Love Love About Le Moyne:  
"Each day I am inspired by our students and the individuals I work with. ​Le Moyne is a special place with a caring community and we all work hard to help our students find their passion. Once they have found that passion, success is so much more meaningful."