Three Canisius alumnae earned a place on Business First’s 2023 Women of Influence list. The annual list recognizes the business acumen and community spirit of 25 Western New York women. Recipients are chosen based on their ability to rise above a very talented pool of competitors.
Congratulations to the following Canisius alumnae named to the 2023 Women of Influence:
Margaret Paroski ’76, MD, MMM – President, chief executive officer and chief medical officer for Catholic Medical Partners;
Chandra Redfern ’99 – Chief executive officer of Buffalo Federation Neighborhood Centers; and
Siobhan Smith ’88 – Founder and co-president of Catapult Executive Consulting.
The Canisius University Contemporary Writers Series will welcome bestselling author, poet and scholar Clint Smith to campus on Tuesday, October 17. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is first come, first served. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the reading.
Smith was born and raised in New Orleans, and earned a BA in English from Davidson College and a PhD in education from Harvard University. He is the author of How the World is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, a #1 New York Times bestseller and 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award-winner for nonfiction. Smith is also the author of two poetry collections: Counting Descent and Above Ground. His essays, poems and scholarly writings have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic and the Paris Review. He is currently a staff writer at The Atlantic.
Canisius President Steve Stoute discussed the university’s new strategic plan, Answer the Call, in the September 26 edition of Business First. The article addresses how the six-year plan prioritizes affordability and access to a Canisius education. Click here to read the story.
In a separate Business First story, published September 21, Vice President for Enrollment Danielle Ianni spoke about the university’s success in growing enrollment. Canisius has 600 new students this academic year, the highest that number has been in four years. Click here to read the story.