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Canisius in the News

Canisius President Steve Stoute appeared on the Saturday, March 30 edition of WGRZ-TV’s weekend program “WNY Living.” President Stoute appeared alongside Earl Perrin Jr., founder and chair of the Legacy 5-14 Foundation, to discuss the university’s partnership with the organization and its newly-established scholarship program. Watch the video below.

Submitted by: University Communications

Giving Day 2024 is One Week Away!

Mark your calendar! #CanisiusGivingDay – the annual 24-hour online celebration of community and giving – is just ONE week away on Wednesday, April 10!

Canisius Giving Day is all about participation – our goal for the day is to reach 1,200 donations. Faculty and staff are invited to help us reach that goal by making your early gift online. Your early donation will give us a jump start on Giving Day and help inspire alumni and friends to show their support too!

You can also check out this year’s official Giving Day video which proudly showcases all the best parts of being a Griff!

Submitted by: Jessica Mitrovits, Assistant Director – Canisius Fund, Office of Advancement


Employee of Distinction

Nominate a co-worker for a job well done for the month of April by completing the Employee of Distinction nomination form here. Please have all submissions completed no later than the end of the day on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

The Employee of Distinction program provides an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and support for co-workers and to reward them for all they do. The application will request an explanation as to why a candidate is worthy of the award. A list of factors to consider when submitting a nomination include the nominee’s history of accomplishments, level of determination, motivation, and interpersonal skills.

The information provided in the application will be used to make a fair and objective selection. Upon supervisor approval, the Employee Engagement Team reviews all nominations and votes each month.

Once a decision is made for April, the Employee of Distinction will be featured in The Dome.

Contact Lynn Incardona in the Human Resources Department at Ext. 2240 with any questions.

Submitted by: Lynn Incardona, HR Associate, Human Resources


Do you know there’s a class on campus called the IMC Masterclass where students get to run an on-campus marketing agency?

Do you know that each semester, the Masterclass students take on a mission-driven organization as their client, and then use integrated marketing and communication skills to help the organization make a greater impact in our world?

And did you know that this semester, the students have taken on Future In Our Hands-USA (a Buffalo-based nonprofit) and they’re hosting the first-ever FUTURE MAKERS Fundraiser right here on campus to fund projects in Kenya and Zambia?

Now. you. know.  And you’re invited!

The FUTURE MAKERS Fundraiser is happening right here on campus on April 18. 

Here’s everything you need to know…

  • Keynote speaker, Latricia Davis – Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at West Herr Automotive Group
  • Cocktail hour 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Free drink tickets, then a cash bar
  • A chance to give back to the less fortunate in Kenya and Zambia
  • Raffle baskets
  • 50/50 drawing
  • 100% of ticket sales and proceeds go directly to life-giving projects

The entire event (+ website, marketing and everything in between) is being planned by the Masterclass students. Their goal is to bring Buffalo professionals together for an evening of stepping into our collective calling to be greater future makers.

Get tickets here or learn more here. And meet the IMC Masterclass students here (can you believe the students made this video!?).

We hope to see you there! If you cannot make it, please consider donating and/or forward this email to your friends and family.

Submitted by: Kimberly Walkow, Executive Administrative Assistant, Wehle School of Business

Robert Baumet Named VP for Finance and Administration

Robert L. Baumet has been named vice president for finance and administration at Canisius, effective May 15, 2024.

Baumet joins Canisius with more than 30 years of financial leadership experience in nonprofit and public higher education. Prior to Canisius, he was vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at Keuka College overseeing the offices of Finance and Accounting, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Human Resources and Facilities. He previously held several leadership positions at the State University at Buffalo, where he served as director of business services, accounting director, and director of foundation accounting.

A skilled senior level strategist, Baumet has demonstrated success in financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, capital budgeting and planning, cash management, long-term debt management and investments.

Read more here.

Submitted by: University Communications