This fall, Mr. Seborn Yancy returned to Benilde-St. Margaret’s, his alma mater, to fill the position of Dean for the freshman and sophomore classes.
Yancy is one of the Assistant Principals, alongside upperclassmen Dean Ms. Mary Anderson, and will provide oversight for the guidance and counseling department. “I’m excited to be back and part of the BSM community,” Yancy said.
After graduating BSM in 2003, Yancy went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from Concordia University in St. Paul.
Yancy has worked as an admissions counselor for the University of Northwestern, a Christian college in St. Paul and later as an academic advisor in a Post Secondary Enrollment Options office, helping students earn online degrees.
Most recently, Yancy worked at Maranatha Christian Academy in Brooklyn Park as the Dean of Academics. “[I ran] the Guidance and College Counseling Department, working closely with students through the transition from high school to college,” Yancy said.
As a former student in a Catholic high school and after working in several faith-based academic institutions, Yancy understands and appreciates the role God plays in BSM.
“I love our mission here to train the whole student. I think that tying faith into education is a huge piece of learning,” Yancy said.
Yancy played basketball while a student at BSM, scoring 1039 career points for the Red Knights, the seventh most in school history.
Yancy continues to pursue his love of basketball and will be one of the Assistant Coaches for the boys’ Varsity team this winter under the current coach, Coach Moore, the same coach Yancy played for almost fifteen years ago. “Basketball is a sport I’m very passionate about. I love the game, and I still love playing,” Yancy said
With a passion for education and raising up the leaders of the next generation, Yancy hopes to dispel some of the fear surrounding the role of the administrative Dean, and play a role larger than discipline in students’ lives.
“My primary goal in this position is to really get to know the students… I want to be a mentor, someone a lot of the students can turn to,” Yancy said.