Edward Dadez, Ph.D.
Vice President of Continuing Education and Student
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.
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.
Vice President of Business Affairs
Plecenik joined Saint Leo University in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in public accounting from Pace University, an MBA from Mount Saint Mary College, and is currently a doctoral candidate in finance and accounting at Pace University. Plecenik has more than 15 years of experience as an executive in higher education and has been a certified public accountant since 1983.
Vice President of University Advancement
Ostrander has been at Saint Leo University since 2006. He has been in university development for three decades, having previously served as Vice President of Development at Coe College, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Wartburg College, both in Iowa. Ostrander holds a bachelor's degree from Coe College and a master's in physical education administration from the University of Montana.
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.