Kennesaw State’s Dean of Student Success receives grant to attend Australia conference


Golden Key International Honour Society selects members from North America and South Africa…

Georgia (Jan 23, 2013)Golden Key International Honour Society selects members from North America and South Africa

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Jan. 23, 2013) — Kennesaw State University Dean of Student Success Michael L. Sanseviro has been awarded a Golden Key International Honour Society 2013 GK Asia-Pacific Conference Travel Grant. Sanseviro will represent Kennesaw State at next month’s symposium in Adelaide, Australia.

Sanseviro, who has served for several years as co-advisor of the Kennesaw State chapter of Golden Key, was named dean of student success at Kennesaw State in October 2010. He served as interim dean prior to assuming the permanent role. Sanseviro joined KSU in 2004 when he was named the first director of residence life.

“We are fortunate to have someone like Michael Sanseviro on our staff,” said Jerome Ratchford, vice president for student success. “He leads by example and he will build on what he learns from this experience to further our commitment to encouraging all of our students to become more engaged, global citizens.”

Sanseviro will join 18 other Golden Key members from North America and South Africa who also were selected as recipients of Golden Key’s 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference Travel Grant. Each will receive a $2,500 grant to attend the conference. 

The 2013 Asia-Pacific Conference is a three-day event aimed at advancing personal and professional development. The conference includes world-class speakers, workshops, a career and graduate school expo, networking and learning opportunities. 

“Dr. Sanseviro became co-advisor of the Kennesaw State Golden Key chapter in 2008, and he has generated great excitement among the members of the student body to strive for academic excellence,” said Holly McCaleb, Golden Key’s director of U.S. university relations. “He launched the first endowed scholarship program for Golden Key in the nation and has been a driving force for innovative thinking in the society.”

Sanseviro graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts with majors in educational research, philosophy and religion. He was the youngest graduate that year from Emory, at 19 years old. He completed his MS in higher education administration from Florida State University in 1991. Sanseviro also worked on coursework toward his MBA at Polytechnic University. He finished his Ph. D. at Georgia State University in educational policy studies in 2006.

About Golden Key International Honour Society
Golden Key International Honour Society, founded in 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. Committed to an ethos of recognizing academic achievement and encouraging altruistic service, the Society’s on-campus presence has reached over 400 chapters at colleges and universities in eight countries: Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas and the United States.

The Society offers its members over $1,000,000 (USD) annually through numerous scholarship and award programs. Members are also connected to exclusive career opportunities and assistance through Golden Key’s partnerships with major corporations and graduate programs. The Society provides campus and community service opportunities enabling personal growth and leadership development as well as collaborating with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain high standards of education. Information is available at


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