2020 Thirty Under 30: Scott Sheehan

Scott is a brother who is committed to helping others find their passion and succeed. He was a Founding Father and member of the Eta Kappa chapter and served as their first philanthropy chairman and treasurer. He graduated from State University of New York Plattsburgh in 2014 with degrees in History and Political Science. Since graduation he has been working to become an outstanding student affairs professional. He worked as a Graduate Resident Director and with New Student Orientation and Fraternity & Sorority Life at SUNY Plattsburgh while earning his master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education. After getting his master’s degree he worked at SUNY Oswego as a Residence Hall Director and with New Student Orientation. Currently he works at the University of Rochester as an Area Coordinator and is pursuing his Ed. D in Higher Education Administration with an expected graduation date of May 2021. He serves as an executive board member of CSPA-NYS as a Member-at-Large, has presented at NGLA and CSPA-NYS Annual Conference, and is a graduate of NEACUHO’s Regional Entry Level Institute. As a first-generation college student, he is most proud of being so close to finishing his doctorate degree knowing that the cards were stacked against him trying to get an education and acknowledges he could not have gotten this far without help from role models and mentors. Community service is something he is committed to doing and sharing with others. For the past few years he has led Alternative Spring Break trips working with Habitat for Humanity, and The Shack Community Center. At the University of Rochester, he advises the Beta Phi chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon because he believes the fraternity experience to be essential to be well rounded. One of his main goals with his life and career is to help inspire and provide opportunities for students to get involved in service. In his day to day work, he gets to influence and help improve the lives of students from many backgrounds and identities and believes if he can contribute to a student finding their passion, then he has had success. He defines success by the bridges he builds for others.