Michelle Hobby-Mears, MBA
Michelle Hobby-Mears has served as a higher education professional for more 31 years. She joined Soka University of America in September 2000 and is serving as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities. Prior to her appointment as Associate Dean of Students, she served as the Director of Residential Life and Student Activities. She oversees the Office of Student Activities which includes Student Leadership, Service Engagement, Inclusion Programs and Student Organizations. She supports the Dean of Students in conceptualization, planning, implementation and evaluation of diversity, equity and inclusion programs for students as well as training programs for Student Affairs staff. She serves on the President’s Leadership Council, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, University Diversity Council, Strategic Equity and Inclusion Committee, and Student Affairs Diversity Committee.