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Campus Candid

The PA program welcomed its third cohort with an orientation and social prior to the start of the spring 2023 semester. Students learned more about the program, explored their learning space, and welcomed their loved ones to experience a “day in the life of a PA student.”  We are incredibly excited to begin our journey with the Class of 2025!

Submitted by: Aimee Larson, Program Director, PA Studies

Canisius in the News

A group of Canisius College students traveled to Wheeling, WV, during winter break to participate in the Food Justice Immersion Program. The service trip was offered by Campus Ministry, hosted by Grow Ohio Valley and featured in The Wheeling News-Register. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: College Communications

Engagement Team Updates

Dear Campus Community:

The Employee Engagement Team was established in 2017 and has worked diligently in developing recommendations based on the engagement survey results over the past several years. The Engagement Team, along with the Senior Leadership Team, has worked in collaboration to implement many of these initiatives centered around employee recognition and development, improving communication and building trust.

We extend our sincere thanks to the following engagement team members for this commitment to our campus community:

Mary Braun
Bethany Voorhees
Lauren Young
Scott Clark
Audrey Browka
Sandy Miller
Lisa Sullivan
Matthew Kochan
Brian Smith
Mary Rockwell
Aimee Larson
Maggie Burkard
Julie Marzolf
Katie Huck
Eileen Abbatoy
Laurie Hennessy
Mary Koehneke
Jennifer Lodi Smith
Donna Anderson
Jennifer Herrmann
CeCe Gotham
Lynn Incardona

As we continue to meet in 2023, we will focus on our culture on campus and new opportunities to build one campus community.

Please consider joining the Engagement Team to represent your department! Your participation provides opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues, share your individual ideas and to be a part of our ongoing discussions. Your voice is important, and we look forward to hearing from you.

The team will meet quarterly for one hour going forward. Please E-mail me at if you are interested in participating. Our next meeting will be scheduled during the first week of February.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, associate vice president , Human Resources & Compliance

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Small Business

DEI isn’t a corporate culture thing – it’s an everyone, everywhere thing!

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join us online Friday, January 20, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. to learn what you need to know about diversity, equity and inclusion for small businesses.

What does DEI really mean? What do you need to know as a business? What can you actually do within your business to properly represent equitable and inclusive practices within your business, with your customers and vendors – even when you don’t have an HR department and/or are working as a solopreneur?

This live webinar will be led by Ida Gibson, PhD, diversity and inclusion business partner at Meta and WBC Advisory Board Member.

Register for free today by clicking here.

Submitted by: Amanda Crotty, program coordinator, Women’s Business Center

Basket Raffle for Leticia Banks’ Recovery

The Office of Student Affairs is preparing to launch a basket raffle to raise funds for Leticia Banks’ recovery.

Several employees and departments have already compiled donations to build baskets to raffle for this fundraiser. If you’d like to donate a basket to be raffled to raise money for Leticia, please let Rachel Lapinski ( know by Friday, January 20, 2023 so we can account for your contribution before launching this effort. Likewise, if you would like to donate funds, you may do so via the fundraiser website once we launch the campaign.

Submitted by: Harold Fields, EdD, vice president, Student Affairs