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.

Richard A. Wall, PhD, is 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.

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 and dean of students. 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.

Dianna Civello is interim vice president for institutional advancement. She oversees all advancement functions, including advancement services, alumni engagement, fundraising, Canisius Fund, public relations, marketing, government relations, creative services  and website management. She also serves as secretary to the Board of Regents and the Medical Advisory Board. Civello joined the college in 2003.