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Canisius President Steve Stoute presided over his first commencement exercises on Saturday, May 20, when the college conferred nearly 500 diplomas to the undergraduate and graduate students from the Class of 2023. Thank you to all the faculty who supported their students by participating in the ceremonies and to all the staff who volunteered their time on this important day.

Pictured above: Ian J. Redpath leads the academic procession as the 2023 recipient of the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award
Pictured above: Campus Ministry Director Spencer J. Liechty offers the invocation
Pictured above: Sara R. Morris, PhD, vice president for academic affairs, served as master of ceremonies for the 2023 commencement.
Pictured above: President Steve Stoute addresses the Canisius Class of 2023, “the class with the distinct honor of being the last graduating class from Canisius College … and the class that will forever hold a special place in my heart, as you are the first graduating class of my presidency.”

Pictured above: Fatima Rodriguez Johnson, associate dean of diversity and inclusion, hugs her daughter, Rayven Johnson,
as she receives her Canisius diploma.

Submitted by: College Communications