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Anthony DeSantis, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Director of Veteran and Military Affairs

Office: WUC 325

Phone: 305-919-5339


Dr. Anthony DeSantis has over 22 years of higher education experience in various student affairs functional areas including career counseling, veteran services, orientation, campus life, leadership, residential life and housing, student affairs graduate programs, and disability resources. He provides divisional leadership at the Biscayne Bay Campus for the Division of Academic & Student Affairs at Florida International University and oversees Student Media, Orientation & Family Programs, Office of Social Justice & Inclusion, Pride Center, Women’s Center, and Veterans and Military Affairs. Dr. DeSantis received his Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and Analysis from Nova Southeastern University, Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration, and Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Barry University. He's held numerous national, regional and state leadership positions for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and currently serves as the Past Director of the NASPA Dungy Leadership Institute. Lastly, Dr. DeSantis is the recipient of the 2012 NASPA mid-level Student Affairs Professional Award and the 2018 NASPA Region III John Koldus Award for Distinguished Service to NASPA Region III.