Steve Grande is responsible for oversight of the department, supporting and advocating for the CS-L staff, pursuing the departmental mission and vision, facilitating an environment that is consistent with our departmental values, seeking new opportunities, and fostering bad puns.

Steve is committed to initiatives that partner with communities and faculty members to meaningfully involve students in reflectively addressing social issues, locally and globally. He earned his PhD in Student Affairs from the University of Maryland and has researched, published and presented regionally and nationally on a range of topics including, cross-cultural understanding, first-year students, Jewish college students, leadership, privilege, and Service-Learning. Steve has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses on leadership theory, multicultural perspectives of intervention, student learning, and civic engagement.

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