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Canisius in the News

President John J. Hurley sat down with The Buffalo News editorial board to discuss his departure from Canisius next year and what lies ahead for the future of higher education.

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Submitted by: College Communications

Canisius named College of Distinction for Three Separate Honors

We are excited to announce Canisius has received three separate honors from College of Distinction.  For the 2021-2022 school year, we received the overall College of Distinction – which recognizes Canisius for overall excellence in student engagement, teaching, community and outcomes.  

Education College of Distinction  – which recognizes Canisius for excelling in its commitment to nurturing and supporting future educators.

Catholic College of Distinction – which recognizes faith-based institutions, like Canisius, for excelling at preparing students’ hearts and minds for success. 

To find out more about College of Distinction click here.

To find out more about the Catholic College of Distinction click here.

To find out more about the Education College of Distinction click here 

Submitted by: College Communications

Education Leadership Adds New Certificate Program

The New York State Education Department recently approved a new certificate program for the Educational Leadership and Supervision Department.  The School District Business Leader (SDBL) certificate program is set to launch in fall 2021.

It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills essential for success in district-wide business leadership positions such as directors or assistant superintendents.  This 23-credit program includes an 8-credit internship experience based in a district’s business office.

Individuals with  strong math, accounting or business backgrounds are ideally suited for the SDBL program.  For those individuals beginning the School District Leader (SDL) program, the SDBL certificate can also be earned by taking two added courses and an extended internship beyond the SDL requirements.

There is a statewide shortage of applicants for open positions as school business officials (SBO’s) and therefore, the SDBL certificate program can lead to a rewarding career in public education.  Successful candidates for these positions should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, creativity and effective interpersonal abilities, allowing for success managing business, negotiations and employees serving in diverse roles.

Currently in NYS, there are approximately  753 school business official positions in public school systems who earn:

  • Average Salaries by Title:
    • Assistant Superintendent: $180,640
    • School Business Manager: $105,466
    • Assistant Business Administrator: $139,067
  • Average Salary by Certification:
    • SDBL: $144,272
    • Classified Civil Service: $105,668

These individuals also benefit from being a member of the NYS teachers or NYS civil service retirement systems whose in-service and retirement benefits are among the best in the country.

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Submitted by: Meg Keller-Cogan, EdD, director, Educational Leadership and Supervision Program

The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch is Today!

The Fourth Annual Appreciation Lunch is being held today in the Economou Dining Hall. If you did not RSVP and would like to join the lunch today, please email Bethany at to see if there are more spots available.

Please come to the lunch with your mask on, and once you are seated at your table, you may remove your mask, kick back, and enjoy! See you there!

Submitted by: Bethany Vorhees, executive associate to the president

TIAA August Live Webinars

Get your finances in check with the help of the above webinars offered by TIAA for the month of August.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office