News Release, College of Southern Maryland

Dr. Mitchell A. Levy is CSM’s new associate vice president of its Division of Academic Affairs.

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces the appointment of Dr. Mitchell A. Levy as the associate vice president of the college’s Division of Academic Affairs (DAA). Levy brings more than 36 years of experience in higher education.

In his role, Levy will oversee instruction on all campuses – and online – in order to meet every student’s needs for developmental skills, general education knowledge, employment-related needs, skills for life-long learning and specialized study.

“I have always considered myself an advocate dedicated to helping students transform the trajectory of their families and communities,” said Levy, who joined CSM March 4. “It has been great getting to know CSM’s talent staff and the students these last several weeks and it is very clear to me that we all share the same goals for student success.”

“His experience and commitment to students has been apparent throughout his career and we hope to tap into that expertise at CSM,” said CSM Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Eileen Abel. “On top of that he is humble and has a great sense of humor.”

Levy has held the positions of vice president of branch campus management, vice president of enrollment management, vice president of student affairs, campus dean, dean of students and executive director of counseling, advising and academic support within Academic Affairs. He has also worked as chair of freshman seminar courses and bridge programs, director of counseling, director of advising, director of disability support services, grant author and community development advocate, to name a few. He has worked at five community colleges and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) including Atlantic Cape Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island University and Suffolk County Community College.

As a full professor for Fordham University and associate professor for Long Island University, Levy presented nearly 100 graduate courses in mental health and school counseling and more than 40 undergraduate psychology courses. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Behavioral Intervention Teams, NASPA Student Affairs Partnering with Academic Affairs professional newsletter, “Synergy,”and has published numerous articles, chapters, case studies and books addressing emerging issues in higher education.

Levy, who has a doctorate in counseling psychology and human systems from Florida State University, earned his master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Boston University. He and his wife Marcy are parents of a son Daniel who lives in Washington, D.C. and the “world’s cutest” ShiPoo, Jasmine. In their free time, the couple enjoy sporting events, musicals, traveling and answering 50 percent of the questions correctly on “Jeopardy.”

Since 2002, CSM has been recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) with itsWorkplace Excellence Seal of Approval. In 2018, CSM was also awarded AWE’s 2018 Health & Wellness Seal of Approval and the 2018 Diversity Champion Award. For information about the college and employment opportunities, visit

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