Zack '00, MS '04 Back at Alma Mater

March 13, 2019


BUFFALO, NY - A fresh and perhaps, familiar face will greet alumni at their next Canisius event, as the college welcomed Erin (Lawless) Zack ’00, MS ’04 back to campus as the new director of alumni engagement. 

Zack started her career at Canisius as assistant director of donor relations and special events, responsible for the development, management and execution of the college’s high-profile events for alumni and donors.  She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and criminal justice from Canisius, and her master’s degree in student personnel administration. 

In her new role, Zack is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for a comprehensive, vibrant and sustainable alumni engagement program.  Charged with actively involving graduates in the life of the college, Zack plans to expand the breadth and depth of alumni programs by emphasizing career development, student recruitment and mission-driven programs. 

Zack returns to Canisius from the University at Buffalo where she was associate director for alumni engagement, managing all facets of the university’s signature alumni events, including homecoming.  She similarly provided leadership to the UB Alumni Association Board of Directors and its 30-plus local and national chapter leaders and volunteers.