Board of Directors
Melanie Storms, PsyD
She has served in a leadership capacity in higher education for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Saint Leo, she held a variety of roles including College Vice President, Campus President, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean, and Program Chair. She has extensive experience with both programmatic and regional accreditation, having shepherded programs through American Psychological Association, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Council on Social Work Education and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation as well as participating in the Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation process.
As a university administrator, she has worked both with traditional graduate student populations, as well as adult learners at the graduate and undergraduate levels in both campus-based and online settings. Prior to joining the academe, she served in a variety of administrative roles within mental health organizations including Director of a partial hospitalization program and Manager of Clinical Services at a large community mental health center.
Dr. Storms earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and her Master of Science and Doctor of Science in Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology.