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President Steve K. Stoute has appointed Cecelia Gotham ’13, MS ’15, as chief of staff to the president. Currently director of Alumni Engagement, Cece will begin her new role on Monday, April 10, 2023.

The chief of staff serves as an advisor to the president and fulfills a key administrative role in advancing institutional initiatives and projects, including implementation of the college’s strategic plan. A member of the president’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the chief of staff assists in facilitating meetings of the SLT, oversees implementation of the communications strategy, and participates on critical internal committees, representing the president. The chief of staff also serves as secretary to the college’s Board of Trustees and the school corporation.

“Cece’s commitment to the mission of her alma mater, coupled with her experience at Canisius and elsewhere in higher education, make her a valuable addition to the SLT,” said President Stoute. “I look forward to working with Cece as we further advance the vision for Canisius and the work of the Board of Trustees and Office of the President.”

Cece began her career at Canisius as assistant director of Stewardship and Events in 2014. She then served as associate director of regional volunteers and programs at the University of Rochester, and as assistant director of donor relations at Fordham University. She returned to Canisius in 2022 to serve as director of Alumni Engagement.

Cece holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in communication and leadership, both from the college.

Submitted by: College Communications