President's Staff

Edward Dadez, Ph.D.

Vice President of Continuing Education and Student Services

Dr. Dadez joined Saint Leo University in 2000. He holds undergraduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in psychology and biology, a master's in student personnel administration from Ohio State University, an M.B.A. from Saint Leo University, and a doctorate in College and University Administration from Michigan State University. Dr. Dadez has been in college administration more than 30 years, and has worked at Ohio State University, University of Dayton, Michigan State University, Bucknell University, and Chowan College.

Maribeth Durst, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Durst has been a part of the Saint Leo University faculty since 1979. She has expertise in sociology and is the past president of Florida Academy of Science. She holds a B.A. from St. Mary's University, a Master of Social Work from University of South Florida, a Master of Arts from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from The New School for Social Research.

Kathryn McFarland

Vice President of Enrollment

McFarland joined Saint Leo University in 2010. She comes to Saint Leo from Kaplan University, where she served as vice president of student affairs. Prior to that role, McFarland served as the school’s vice president of academic advising and admissions, and as its executive director of admissions. McFarland earned a baccalaureate degree in English from the University of Minnesota, and a master’s in writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

Denny Moller

Vice President of University Advancement

Moller joined Saint Leo University in 2013 after spending six years at DePaul University, most recently as associate vice president for development. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president of two telecommunication companies and as an executive in AT&T’s Business Sales Division. He earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Xavier University.

Eric B. Weekes

Vice President of Business Affairs and CFO

Eric Weekes joined Saint Leo University on June 1, 2014. Eric comes to Saint Leo from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to Embry-Riddle, Eric was treasurer of OGE Energy Corp. From 1997-2000, Weekes was treasurer of Illinois Power. Weekes holds an MBA in Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from New York Institute of Technology.

Molly-Dodd Adams

Special Assistant to the President

Adams has been with Saint Leo University since 2005.  Before joining the Office of the President, she worked in the Office of University Communications.  She has experience in corporate communications as well as advertising and marketing with The Home Depot.  She holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from Saint Leo University.