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Canisius in the News

Local media outlets reported on both the retirement of President John J. Hurley on June 30 and the start of Steve Stoute’s tenure as the college’s 25th president.

Buffalo News Higher Education Reporter Janet Gramza spoke with President Steve Stoute his primary goal, which is to “meet students where they are.” Click here to read the story.

The Buffalo News Editorial Board praised President John Hurley in a July 1 article, describing his tenure as a “remarkable ride” and commending him for a “job well done.” Click here to read the story.

Additionally, WGRZ-TV Channel 2 anchor Maryalice Demmler did a feature story on President Hurley, in advance of his June 30 retirement. Click here to watch.

Submitted by: College Communications

Announcing the Employees of Distinction

The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the Employees of Distinction this year for the months of April and May!

Scott Clark (above) was selected as the Employee of Distinction for April. At Canisius for about 26 years, Scott currently works for the ITS Department as director of user services. He was nominated for this award by Tom Prince, who shared the following:

“Scott Clark has been in the ITS Department at Canisius for 25+ years and has been (and continues to be) one of the main reasons that our students, faculty and staff have been able to perform all of their computer-related tasks with so much consistency. One of his strengths is that he constantly looks for better ways to get things done, instead of using the same methods just because that’s the way it’s always been done. His attention to detail on everything is balanced by his relaxed management style – he’s involved in everything he needs to know about without micro-managing the team. We have all been around for many years and he trusts our group to complete our projects without feeling like he has to intercede in the middle of any project. Scott is well-respected across campus for his technical knowledge and for his mature manner as he interacts with his peers in other departments.

Just as importantly, Scott leads our team by jumping into the trenches. He takes a regular shift on the phones at the help desk and assists anyone who walks in to our area with a confident, friendly attitude. He has created and distributed numerous help articles on our help desk wiki page and provided extended phone support throughout the pandemic as the situation required. Scott continues to provide great support for our projects by budgeting smartly. We always seem to be able to get the equipment we need at the right time, if not ahead of time.

In his spare time, Scott has also found another way to work with our students, as he has also coached the Canisius Rifle Team for many years. He has served as an instructor for the NYS Pistol Permit Course over the years and he brings his knowledge and expertise to the members of the team as well. When he’s not on campus, you can find Scott in his woodworking shop. He now has practically every tool known to man, and he knows how to use all of them! The next time you run into Scott you should ask him to show you some of his work that he posts from time to time online. He is very good! A man who truly does extraordinary work for the entire campus, Scott Clark is extremely deserving of this award. It is my hope that he receives the recognition he’s earned in his many years of service to Canisius College. Thank you for your consideration of this nomination.”

Jennifer Herrmann (above) was selected as the Employee of Distinction for the month of May.  At Canisius for about 16 years, Jen currently works as the associate dean & care manager for the Griff Center. She was nominated by Mark Harrington, who shared the following:

“Jen has done an outstanding job as associate dean of student success and care manager in supporting students over the past two years through the Covid-19 pandemic.

In her non-clinical role, she works to connect students to resources on campus and off campus. Given the challenges of the past two academic years, there has been a significant increase in behavioral concerns and mental health issues and Jen has been instrumental in assisting students connect to resources they need in order to be successful. In addition, Jen does all of this with a positive attitude, bleeding Canisius blue and gold. We are lucky to have Jen as part of the Canisius College community!”

Please join the Human Resources Department in congratulating Scott and Jennifer on their well-deserved achievements!

To nominate a coworker for future Employee of Distinction, click here.

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

Brief Campus Phone Outage

Over the course of this coming weekend (July 8 -10), there will be an upgrade to the campus phone system.  During the upgrade, there will a brief 10-15 minute outage on Friday night between 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. while the campus phones reconfigure themselves and register with the new server.

If you are experiencing issues post upgrade, please contact the ITS Help Desk at or 716.888.8340.

Submitted by: Lisa Mastropaolo, system administrator, ITS

July Food Truck Schedule

Canisius’ summer food truck season continues this month with some tasty options! Plan ahead by checking out the July schedule along with links to their menus:

Wednesday, July 13 – The Great Aussie Bite  – Bagen Hall Lot – 11am – 2pm

Thursday, July 14 – LuGia’s Ice Cream on Wheels Lyons Lot  – 11am – 2pm

Wednesday, July 20 – The Cheesy Chick – Lyons Lot  – 11am – 2pm

Thursday, July 21 – Buffalo’s Best Grill & Catering – Bagen Lot – 11am – 2pm

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, President’s Office

Virtual Campus Tour Reshoot

Admissions would like to notify campus that we are hosting the vendor, YouVisit, to reshoot our Virtual Campus Tour. The camera crew will be on site from Monday 7/11 – Thursday 7/14. You will see them around campus taking photos throughout the week.

Submitted by: Kayla Maggiore, Senior Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions