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Jeffrey Lindauer, PhD, Steps Down as Dean

Dear Colleagues,

With mixed feelings, I write to tell you that Dr. Jeffrey Lindauer has decided to step down from the dean’s position and, following a fall sabbatical, return to the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology. Jeff has done an extraordinary job leading the School of Education and Human Services over the past six years.

Time and again, Jeff focused his dedication to our Jesuit mission in ways that created new opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to truly live that mission. He is an outstanding role model for a faith-filled life. During his tenure as dean, Jeff has made remarkable strides in strengthening the college’s profile in Buffalo city schools. The Center for Urban Education, Teach for America, and the Western New York Residency Program are excellent examples of his commitment to the children and the future of this community. Through his efforts, Canisius advanced conversations on race, justice, and educational equity in the region. His vision has reinforced the college’s position as a nexus between theory and practice among educational institutions at all levels.

In addition, he was critical to our successful accreditation review in 2016 and the creation of new academic programs, including the ongoing development physician’s assistant program.

He has led the SEHS with intelligence, humility, sensitivity, and foresight. It has been an honor for me to work with him over the past few years. His thoughtful and consistent leadership have built a strong culture of trust in the School of Education and Human Services and he will certainly be missed. There is no doubt, however, that Jeff’s many talents will find new outlets as he returns to the faculty in the Kinesiology Department.

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Wallace has accepted the position of Interim Dean of the School of Education and Human Services. Her appointment becomes effective on July 22, 2019.

Please join me in gratitude for Jeff’s outstanding service and in congratulating Nancy as she assumes her new role.

All the best,


Submitted by: Margaret McCarthy, PhD, vice president, Academic Affairs

Sisters of St. Mary Pentecost Event

The 200th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of St. Mary Pentecost event will take place Sunday, June 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Mt. St. Mary Auditorium, located at 3756 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, NY.

There will be a brief narrative about performances by various groups such as the Buffalo Choral Arts Society, representatives from local schools, St. Martin de Porres Church Choir, Clann na Cara Irish Dancers, Our Lady of Hope Ministries and Holy Cross Gesture Group.

If you can spare the time, and I know this is already a busy time, I’d love to see you there! It would be wonderful to have the Canisius presence with us on that day.

Submitted by: Sr. Patricia Brady, SSMN, director, Center for Service Learning

D2L Summer Maintenance

The fall 2019 course spaces are now available to begin building or adding course content. From Saturday, August 17 – Monday, August 19, D2L will undergo technical upgrades that may impact fall 2019 course spaces.

During this maintenance period, there may be service disruptions where you are unable to reach your D2L course spaces. We ask that during this time you do not attempt to add or change course content.

If you plan to build new or substantially updated content that is different from course materials stored in a previous semester before August 17, please download and save backups of the new or amended course content. D2L makes this quick and easy. See the tutorial video on exporting course packages below:

Backup is an essential practice for any faculty member so if you do not practice a backup plan, now is a great time to start.

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation