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Heidi Levine

Vice President for Student Development and Planning
Heidi Levine brings more than 30 years of experience as a student affairs professional and educator to her leadership of Simpson’s student life programs and services.


Heidi’s professional background is in counseling psychology. Prior to joining the Simpson community Heidi served several small and mid-sized residential colleges as Dean of Students, Director of Health and Counseling, and as a staff member in counseling, orientation, and residence life.

Heidi brings passions for student engagement and inclusion, as well as her belief in the transformative power of the out-of-class learning which happens from diving deeply into campus life. During her time at Simpson Heidi has led efforts to align programs and services with student learning opportunities, foster an understanding and sense of inclusion on campus, serve as an advocate for students.



  • Student engagement & resilience
  • Mental health issues
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Title IX
  • Crisis planning & response



  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology; Temple University, 1994
  • M.S. in Counselor Education (College Student Personnel Services); The Pennsylvania State University, 1983
  • B.A. in Psychology; Northern Illinois University, 1981



Levine, H. & Stock, S. (Eds.). New Directions in College Student Mental Health, Jossey-Bass, Inc. December, 2016

Levine, H. & Elkins, B. Learning to Bend: Helping Traditional-Aged College Students Develop Resilience. 2016 ACPA Convention; Montreal, Quebec, CA

Elkins, B., Holmes-Leopold, RJ, Levine, H., & Schimek, G. Building Social Justice Staff Capacity Through Inclusion Conversations. 2015 ACPA Convention; Tampa, FL

Levine, H. Curbing alcohol abuse on college campuses: Why bother, indeed? In Contested Issues Within Student Affairs (P. Magolda & M. Baxter Magoda, eds.), Stylus Press, 2011

Levine, H. Suicide and its impact. In Assisting Bereaved College Students (H. Servaty & D. Taub, eds.), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc., 2008

Levine, H. & Love, P.  G.  Religiously Affiliated Institutions and Sexual Orientation.  In Toward Acceptance (V. Wall & N. Evans, eds.), ACPA Media, 2000