Lester Deanes is the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement at the University of San Francisco (USF). He joined the USF community in Fall 2017 after serving for a decade as Assistant Dean for Student Life at Santa Clara University. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of the Pacific and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lake Forest College in Illinois. Lester currently serves as Board Chair for Perseverance Preparatory School, a middle school in San Jose, CA.