Steve came to the Lenfest Scholars Foundation in June 2020 after a 40-year career in higher education advising and supporting students through the inevitable ups and downs of college. The first ten years of this time span found Steve working at colleges and universities, large and small, across the country--in Colorado, Wisconsin, Washington State, and Illinois. After finally settling down, he served for more than 30 years in the Dean’s Office at Haverford College near Philadelphia. His primary goal is that all students with whom he works enjoy the best possible undergraduate experience. Steve’s association with Lenfest first began in 2016, when he was asked to sit on one of the interview teams charged with selecting the new cohort of Lenfest Scholars. Participating as an interviewer over the next five years Steve became so impressed by the quality and character of the Scholars and the transformative mission of the Lenfest College Scholars Program that, when invited to come out of retirement to join the Lenfest staff, he jumped at the opportunity. Steve considers it an honor to be part of the Lenfest Scholars Foundation. Steve looks forward to getting to know well each of the Scholars and being a source of support and advice as they navigate their college experience, bringing to bear on this important work his expertise and dedication to the success and well-being of his students. A native of industrial northern New Jersey who now considers Philadelphia home, Steve holds degrees from Oberlin College (OH) and Colorado State University and engaged in advanced study at the University of Pennsylvania. When not worrying about his advisees, Steve enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, eating, music, theater, traveling, and bad puns. He is also an avid, but inept, golfer. Fore!