Maya Sullivan currently serves as Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Metropolitan State University (Minnesota). Her role includes strategic leadership and management of several supportive student services focused on student success, retention, and completion. Maya also serves as student conduct officer and investigates protected class discrimination claims.
Prior to her full-time higher education experience, Maya practiced law and worked in other legal and policy roles practicing in a variety of areas including civil rights, employment, family law, small business representation and criminal law. She also served as an adjunct faculty member for undergraduate and law school courses.
Maya has a strong interest in collaborating with colleagues and community members. Some of her community work include co-leading the organization of a local HBCU College Fair and Alumni Panel, serving as guest facilitator for church youth groups, co-coaching youth basketball team and supporting youth track and field team. She works to engage in an equitable and anti-racist manner whether with students, employees or others. Her lived experiences give her some knowledge, but she is a student of life and learns something new every day.
Maya received her B.S. in Political Science from HBCU Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, and her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law (now Mitchell Hamline) in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has completed coursework for Doctorate in Educational Leadership.