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Hurley Appointed President Emeritus

The Canisius College Board of Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution appointing John J. Hurley as President Emeritus.

“This is an honorary title reserved for a president who is retiring and who has provided distinguished service to Canisius College,” said Martin Berardi, chair of the Board of Trustees.  Berardi praised President Hurley for his exceptional level of commitment to Canisius and for exemplifying the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, civic responsibility, vision and leadership.

As President Emeritus, Hurley may be called upon from time-to-time by incoming President Steve Stoute, or the Board to offer counsel or participate in special events.

Hurley, the 24th president of Canisius College, will retire at the end of the upcoming academic year after leading the college for 12 years.  He will remain in office until June 30, 2022.

Hurley is currently the longest tenured president among Western New York colleges and universities.  He joined Canisius in August 1997 as vice president for college relations and general counsel, after practicing law in Chicago and Buffalo for 16 years.  In 2009, the college’s Board of Trustees selected Hurley to succeed Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, and he became the college’s first lay president in July 2010.

Submitted by: College Communications

Campus Reception in Celebration of John J. Hurley

All faculty and staff are invited to attend a light reception for President John J. Hurley as he prepares to retire from Canisius College at the end of this month. Please join us on Thursday, June 23 between 3pm-5pm in the Bart Mitchell Quad (behind the Chapel) as we extend our thanks and best wishes to him after 25 years of dedicated service and leadership. Please RSVP here by this Friday, June 17.

We hope you can make it!

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

Food Trucks are Back this Summer!

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce that we will once again host a series of food trucks on campus this summer!

Below, is the schedule so far for the month of June. If you would like to check out the trucks’ menus and plan your lunches in advance, the links are available below. For June, we will simply be having two food trucks come to campus:

Wednesday, June 29 – Center Street Smokehouse – Lyons Hall Lot – 11:00am – 1:00pm

Thursday, June 30 – The Cheesy Chick – Bagen Hall Lot  – 11:00am-2:00pm

We will provide the schedules for July and August as soon as they have been finalized, so stay tuned.

Additionally, as dates and times are subject to change and additional food trucks added, please keep an eye on The Dome for food truck updates throughout the summer. We hope that you’ll enjoy the excellent food options heading your way this summer! If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Voorhees at Ext. 2100 or Lynn Incardona at Ext. 2246.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, Office of the President

Employee of Distinction Nominations

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done for the month of June by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here. Please have all June submissions completed no later than the end of the day on Thursday, June 30. 

The Employee of Distinction program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for co-workers and to reward them for all they do. The application will request an explanation as to why a candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation and interpersonal skills.

The information provided in the application will be used to make a fair and objective selection. Upon supervisor approval, the Employee Engagement Team reviews all nominations and votes each month.

Submissions after that date will be considered for the month of July. Once a decision is made for June, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.  Contact the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 or Bethany in the President’s Office at Ext. 2100 with any questions.

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

Delightful Watercolors in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Library

This summer we have the work of local artist Seth Brauchler on view in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Library. The exhibit, “Memories of Light,” is a series of plein air paintings from the Niagara/Buffalo region that “seek to explore the inherent beauty of these spaces and challenge the division between the natural and the artificial” according to the artist. Brauchler recently had his work on view at the Buffalo Art Movement, and we a thrilled to showcase his work on campus. Please stop by and enjoy this treasure trove of landscapes and cityscapes that celebrate our region.

Please contact Professor Yvonne Widenor, director of ArtsCanisius, for information about this and future art exhibits in our three gallery spaces at We invite faculty, staff, and alumni to share their artistic practices with our community in these areas and welcome suggestions for events, artist talks, and lectures.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History Program, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius