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Canisius in the News

Business First Reporter Lian Bunny interviewed Shawn O’Rourke, PhD, about the bachelor’s degree program in sports management being moved from the School of Education to the Wehle School of Business. The interview was part of a larger story the publication ran about new degree offerings at local colleges and universities. O’Rourke is the program director for sport management, sport administration and sport product development. Click here to read the story.

Peter Hall, co-host of WBFO’s “Theater Talk” interviewed Irish playwright Marina Carr ahead of her October 6 visit to Canisius College. Carr is speaking at Canisius as part of the 18th annual Hassett Reading, presented by the Contemporary Writers Series. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. Click here to watch the WBFO interview.

Submitted by: College Communications

State of the College Recap

Canisius President Steve Stoute delivered his first State of the College address on Tuesday, October 4. College faculty, staff and administrators filled the Montante Cultural Center for the event, which included an approximately 30 minute presentation from President Stoute followed by a question-and-answer session.

President Stoute addressed the changing external environment faced by all of higher education. He then spoke about some of the internal challenges related to enrollment and revenue. Before opening the conversation up to the audience for questions, President Stoute suggested that “incredible opportunities” await for Canisius as the institution begins to embrace the changing higher education landscape, meet future students where they are and considers new partnerships and collaborations.

President Stoute’s State of the College address was recorded and can be viewed via the Canisius Portal.

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Cullen Foundation Awards Grant to WNY Teacher Residency Program

Couldn’t ask for better news on this, World Teachers’ Day: Canisius College is proud to announce that the Cullen Foundation has awarded a significant, one-year grant to its Western New York Teacher Residency program.  The grant will fund scholarships to second-year resident students.  The Cullen Foundation has awarded nearly $400,000 to the Western New York Teacher Residency program, since the Canisius program was established in 2018. 

Similar to a medical school residency, the WNY Teacher Residency at Canisius College is a rigorous two-year program that couples master’s level classes with a full year of teaching in a classroom with a skilled mentor-teacher.  In the classroom, students learn the underlying theories of effective teaching.  They then practice and hone those skills in a one-year teaching residency in a Buffalo public or charter school. 

Click here to learn more about the residency program and the Cullen Foundation.

Submitted by: College Communications

You’re Invited to the Inauguration of President Steve Stoute

The Canisius community is invited to celebrate the inauguration of President Steve K. Stoute on Saturday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m. The event will take place at the Koessler Athletic Center and a post-inauguration reception will immediately follow the installation.

To RSVP to the event, click here.

Submitted by: College Communications

Wehle School Names Business Executive of the Year

Mark A. Sullivan ’92, MPA ’94, Business Executive of the Year

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College will present its Business Executive of the Year Award to Mark A. Sullivan ’92, MPA ’94, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health System, during its 52nd annual Business Awards Dinner.  The event is Tuesday, October 11 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Established in 1969, the Business Executive of the Year Award honors an outstanding Western New York business executive who has achieved professional success and demonstrated a broad interest in civic affairs. The awards ceremony also includes the presentation of the Dr. Bernard L. Martin Award and the Dr. Richard A. Shick Award.

A veteran healthcare executive, Mark Sullivan has been with Catholic Health since its inception in 1998, previously serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer.  His 30-year professional career has been spent in Catholic-affiliated healthcare organizations and includes extensive experience across the healthcare continuum. He has led acute care, primary care, home care, and continuing care operations, as well as provided oversight for quality, patient safety and performance improvement functions.

Named president and CEO of Catholic Health in 2018, Sullivan has administrative responsibility for one of the area’s largest health systems, with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and $210 million in total community benefit. He leads a team of more than 9,000 associates, while working closely with Catholic Medical Partners and Trinity Medical WNY to help strengthen the system’s relationship with its nearly 1,500 affiliated physicians.

Click here to read more about Mark Sullivan and the other award recipients.

Submitted by: Richard J. Wehle School of Business