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.
Richard A. Wall, PhD, is interim vice president for academic affairs and the M&T Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance. Wall came to Canisius in 1980 and is widely recognized as an educator and a scholar. He has played a key role in the design and implementation of the Canisius College Golden Griffin Fund, a student-run investment fund. Wall has been in his current position since 2011 and will remain so until 2013.
Patrick E. Richey is vice president for business and finance and treasurer of Canisius College. As chief financial officer, he oversees all financial and administrative functions of the college, including finance, facilities, human resources and business services. He also serves as treasurer of the Canisius College Board of Trustees. He has been at the college since 2006.
Ellen O. Conley, PhD, is vice president for student affairs. She has been at the college since 1970 and in her current position since 1998. She oversees all matters relating to student services and programming, residence life and athletics. Her previous roles included serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant director for women’s athletics.