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“LeRoi: Living in Color” Comes to Vogt Gallery

International artist and Canisius alumnus LeRoi Johnson ’71, HON ’18, brings pieces of his acclaimed exhibit “LeRoi: Living in Color,” to campus today, Friday, April 21. Johnson will be in attendance for a light reception, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., in the Vogt Art Gallery of the Andrew Bouwhuis Library. All are invited to view the exhibit and meet the artist.

Also in attendance will be Tiffany D. Gaines, the Curatorial and Digital Content Associate at Burchfield Penny Art Center. Gaines will discuss Johnson’s achievements and artistic practice.

Johnson’s works are from the Canisius College Art Collection and were previously on display at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. “LeRoi: Living in Color” will now make its home in the Vogt Gallery through summer.

Submitted by: College Communications

Sandy Miller Promoted to AVP for Institutional Advancement

Sandy Miller has been promoted to assistant vice president for institutional advancement.  In her new role, Sandy will provide leadership and strategic direction for the offices of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement – two important divisions within advancement. 

Sandy will continue to solicit support from corporations and foundations, and has successfully secured millions of dollars in philanthropic support for Canisius and our students. 

Sandy joined Canisius in 2016 and has more than 12 years of experience working in higher education.  Prior to working in higher education, Sandy served as the director of special projects for the city of Buffalo, working on high-profile development projects and leading the mayor’s capital budget process. 

Please join me in congratulating Sandy on this well deserved promotion!

Submitted by: Kimberly Venti, vice president, Institutional Advancement

DEI Symposium



The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is excited to announce that its 2023 DEI Symposium will be held on Thursday, June 1.  This unique virtual event delivers the ongoing learning necessary in the DEI realm in an easily digestible half day format that is filled with inspirational discussions and non-stop knowledge. This 6th Annual event is an exclusive opportunity to learn from the industry’s best.

The BNP is delighted to welcome Sandra Quince as the keynote speaker for the DEI Symposium. As CEO to Paradigm for Parity, Bank of America Leader on Loan, Sandra’s unique background provides that rare combination of a leader who can speak about diverse recruitment and retention strategies in both the private sector and the non-profit world.

Sandra will share her insights and tips for recruiting diverse talent and creating an inclusive environment in which all employees can be their authentic selves.


8:30 AM – Welcome

8:45 – 9:45 AM – Keynote Address/Q&A Sandra Quince/Dottie

9:45 -10:00 AM –  Break

10:00 -11:00 AM – Micro Learning Sessions Track A

11:00 – 11:15 AM – Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Micro Learning Sessions Track B

12:15 – 12:30 PM – Break

12:30 – 12:45 – Seminar Wrap-up


Canisius College has purchased a Corporate Pass that covers registration for all faculty and staff who are interested in participating.

To register for this event, please e-mail Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, at Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions.

Submitted by: Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR-SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Compliance

Conversation with Mark Talley

The ALANA Student Center and SOC 341 is pleased to welcome Mark Tally to campus on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.

Tally is the founder of Agents for Advocacy, a charity that is committed to providing low-income communities with access to essential resources and services. His mother, Geraldine C. Talley, was a victim of the Tops shooting on May 14, 2022. Tally will be on campus to discuss his experiences and his advocacy work.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ALANA Student Center at A small reception will accompany his keynote.

Click here to add this event to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: Bennie D. Williams, Assistant Dean of Students, ALANA Student Center

Take Back the Night Walk

Canisius and Medaille have collaborated to bring together this event.  Come and support both communities as they walk together to support survivors and to end sexual violence.  Registration is required and can be done through the QR code.  The event details are as follows.

5pm – 6pm      Reception – Food, beverages, “What They Were Wearing” Display, giveaways

6pm – 8pm      Speakers and Panel Discussion

Erie County Deputy District Attorney Mike Keane

Tayrin Tapia- Special Guest Speaker Survivor and founder of Dear Taryin

Alicia Wattie- Crisis Services

Helana Mulawka- Investigator New York State Police

Rachel Kranitz-McPhee- Erie County Assistant District Attorney

8pm                 Walk from Medaille to Canisius

Reading of survivor poem

Feel free to attend the whole event or just the walk.  If you want to only participate in the walk, meet in the lobby of Medaille’s Main Building at 7:45 p.m.

Submitted by: Debbie Owens, Title IX Coordinator/Associate Dean of Students