Business School Names New Dean

August 6, 2018


BUFFALO, NY - Denise M. Rotondo, PhD, joined Canisius in June as dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business.  Charged with building on the school’s existing strengths while positioning it for a strong and successful future, Rotondo underscores the importance of developing successful collaborative partnerships with members of the business community.

She emphasizes outstanding teaching, scholarship and service as key to advancing academic excellence, and encourages new academic experiences that will prepare Canisius students for success in a global marketplace. 

“Dr. Rotondo brings a high level of energy and creativity to the position, as well as a wealth of experience having worked as a faculty member and administrator,” says Margaret C. McCarthy, PhD, vice president for academic affairs.  “Her orientation and values fit beautifully with our Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and our commitment to care for the whole person.”

Rotondo comes to Canisius from the State University of New York, Geneseo, where she was dean of the School of Business.  She holds an MBA and PhD in business administration from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida.