Kennesaw State Associate Vice President for Student Affairs elected to international post


Golden Key International Honour Society will install Michael L. Sanseviro during Australia…

Georgia (Apr 23, 2015)Golden Key International Honour Society will install Michael L. Sanseviro during Australia conference

KENNESAW, Ga.  (April 23, 2015) — Kennesaw State University Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Michael L. Sanseviro has been elected the Region 3 representative for the International Council of Advisors of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Sanseviro, who will be officially installed at Golden Key’s International Summit 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia, in July, will receive a travel grant of $1,750 from Golden Key for the trip. He has served for several years as co-advisor of the Kennesaw State chapter of Golden Key.

“Michael is passionate about Golden Key’s mission and the benefits the organization provides to matriculating students,” said Jerome Ratchford, vice president for Student Success. “This passion is evidenced in his five years as an advisor to KSU’s Golden Key chapter, as well as in his efforts to foster strategic recruiting partnerships with organizations on our campus such as Phi Eta Sigma, a first-year student honorary society.

“Michael 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,” Ratchford said. “We are fortunate to have someone of Michael Sanseviro’s caliber at Kennesaw State.”

Named associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students at Kennesaw State in January, Sanseviro was elevated to the new position after serving as the dean of Student Success, a post he had held since October 2010. He was named interim dean of Student Success in September 2009. Sanseviro joined KSU in 2004 when he was named the first director of Residence Life.

“I am excited to begin my new duties as Golden Key’s Region 3 representative,” Sanseviro said. “My region includes the southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean, which includes chapters in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas, with new chapters starting all the time. What is neat, historically, is that Golden Key was founded at Georgia State University, so Region 3 is where the ‘alpha’ chapter is located, plus the international headquarters is located in Dunwoody near Perimeter Mall.”

Sanseviro, who was honored as the Regional Advisor of the Year in 2010, will join a handful of other Golden Key members from North America and South Africa who also were selected as travel grant recipients of Golden Key’s 2015 International Summit. In 2013, he was awarded a travel grant to attend the Golden Key Asia-Pacific Conference in Adelaide, Australia.

The 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. 

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 Master of Science 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.

A published author, Sanseviro was nominated for Author of the Year in 2011 by the Georgia Writers Association. He is active in the community, serving on the board of directors for the LGE Community Credit Union.


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 more than 2 million members $1,000,000 annually through scholarships and awards. 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 the highest standards of education. Information is available at

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