Meet the Staff
Michael A. Deas, L.M.S.W., Director
Mr. Deas was appointed Director of The Urban Male Leadership Program (UMLP) at Lehman College in August of 2008, the program’s second full year of operation. He continues to create an abundance of program awareness across the Lehman campus as well as other Black Male Initiative campuses. Always putting the needs of the student first, he has developed a program to strengthen academic skills, personal development and character enrichment.
Prior to Mr. Deas’ appointment as Director of the UMLP, he was the New York City Director of Social Work for the Administration for Children’s Services Juvenile Justice Initiative. He is an Adjunct Professor at Herbert H. Lehman College (African and African American Studies Department) and at The College of New Rochelle (Social Work Department). In 2006 he became the Recipient of the Adjunct Excellence in Teaching Award at Lehman College. Mr. Deas is a skilled orator, who has often delivered speeches at Lehman College’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy celebration.
Michael Deas earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Lehman College and hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Mr. Deas has a long history working in public and private agencies providing support and services for children and families. Additionally, he serves as a motivational speaker, and is a U.S. Army Disabled Veteran.
Dominique Winters, CUNY Office Assistant
Dominique Winters is a John Jay College of Criminal Justice alum and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Public Administration. Mrs. Winters transferred from York College in Jamaica, Queens to work with the Urban Male Leadership program at Lehman College as a CUNY Office Assistant. In addition to working at York, she has worked at Bronx Community College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mrs. Winters is passionate about working to support African American and Latino males, as well as all other students, pursue a higher education. When you call or visit the Urban Male Leadership office you will most often be greeted by Mrs. Winters who is more than willing to assist faculty, staff and students.
Dwight Stephenson, M.S.W, Mentorship Coordinator & Interim Outreach and Diversity Recruiter
Over the past five years, Dwight Stephenson has worked in the field of Social Work assisting the formerly incarcerated with their re-entry to society as positive people with positive choices via higher education and employment. Mr. Stephenson is very passionate about the field of social work and helping people. Mr. Stephenson received a Bachelor’s of Art in Social work in 2008 from Lehman College and then went on to obtain his Master’s in 2009 from Lehman’s Advanced Standing Social Work program.
Henry Williams, Academic Intervention and Success Coordinator
Bronx resident Henry (Hank) Williams brings extensive teaching, student mentoring, and community organizing experience to the Urban Male Leadership Program. He holds a BA in Media and Communications from the City College of New York, and an M. Phil. from the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies. He has taught at NYU and several CUNY colleges, including City College, where he teaches in the SEEK Program and at Hunter and Lehman, where he teaches in the Africana Studies Departments of each institution. He was a Writing Fellow at City College and Diversity Fellow at SUNY Purchase.
Mozelle Goodwin, CMP, Data Coordinator
A Certified Meeting Professional, Ms. Goodwin has over 15 years experience in global meeting and event programming, and focus group/roundtable facilitation with a specialization in the healthcare industry. Her experience in strategic meetings management ensures all activities adhere to program/project ―branding. A member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for 13 years, she has served on her local MPI Chapter’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008, and will return this July 2010. Mozelle received her B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), and has a certificate from New York University in Sports, Entertainment and Events Marketing.
Last modified: Apr 10, 2013