Quick thinking, training make Levi Esses a hero

Newman University Dean of Students Levi Esses is known on campus as a friendly man who is there to help his students, and pose for group selfies from time to time.


Now, as a result of his quick action in a potential life-threatening situation Sept. 22, Esses is being hailed as a hero.

Esses’ rise to hero status began when Newman Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Austin, Ph.D. was walking to a committee meeting in the Dugan Student Center, and began to choke on a piece of candy we was eating.

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