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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian Smith
Director of Leadership Development and Event Management 

Magis: one small word that means so much more!  When I began working at Canisius, I knew very little about what a Jesuit education entailed, and even less about magis.  Over the course of my time here, I have come to a better understanding of the concept through my work with and for our students.

Working with student leaders in clubs and organizations for many years, I have been privileged to witness their growth and development, their desire to learn more, to be more and to do more.  Whether they realize it or not, their involvement and investment in their education allows them to become young men and women who want to go out into the world and make a difference. 

Additionally, by working with them and getting to know them and watching their growth, I have been given a gift of wanting to be more and do more myself.  They have inspired me to strive for the magis.  And I am grateful for that gift.