About Canisius

About Canisius

Senior Staff

The senior leadership team at Canisius College consists of President John J. Hurley and four chief administrators, each of whom manages key functional areas of the institution.

Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, is vice president for academic affairs. McCarthy has been a dedicated member of the college’s faculty and administration for more than 30 years, during which time she has held a number of key roles at Canisius. She previously served as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the School of Education and Human Services, during which McCarthy led the school through the comprehensive NCATE accreditation process, and later, its reaccreditation process. McCarthy has been in her current role since 2015.

Marco F. Benedetti, CPA,  is vice president for business and finance. Benedetti is responsible for all financial and administrative functions of the college, including finance, audit, facilities, human resources and business services He works closely with President Hurley to formulate the institution’s overall fiscal strategies and serves as liaison to several Board of Trustees committees. Benedetti has been at the college since 2013.

Terri L. Mangione, PhD, is vice president for student affairs/title IX coordinator. In these roles, she oversees the offices of Residence Life, Student Counseling Services, Student Health Services, Campus Programming and Leadership Development, Athletics and Campus Ministry, among others. Mangione joined the college in 1986.

William M. Collins is vice president for institutional advancement. Collins oversees all advancement functions at the college, which includes fundraising, alumni engagement, marketing, public relations, creative services and website services. He also serves as Canisius’ chief development and external relations officer. Collins joined the college in 2014.

Kathleen B. Davis is vice president for enrollment management. Davis provides leadership for undergraduate and graduate recruitment, retention and student financial aid. She also is responsible for leading the implementation of the college’s comprehensive enrollment management plan. Davis has been at Canisius since 2014.