Board of Regents

The Canisius University Board of Regents serves as an advisory group to the Canisius University president and Board of Trustees. The Board of Regents is made up of 32 members who are appointed to three-year terms.

Members for the 2023-2024 academic year include:

Jack J. Dempsey, Jr. ’83, Chair of the Board of Regents, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Northwest Equity Partners

Richard Argentieri ’90, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales, Independent Health

Elizabeth Benkovich ’83, Vice President, Member Engagement & Development, Buffalo Niagara Partnership

John J. Burns ’84, AP US History Teacher & Coach, Williamsville North High School

Sofia S. Cruz ’87, Director of Market Planning Rates and Regulatory Affairs, National Fuel Gas Corporation

Margaret M. DelPlato ’96, Adjunct Instructor, Rochester Institute of Technology

Patrick W. Finucane ’83, Chief Financial Officer, Sinatra and Company Real Estate

Rhonda Frederick MPA ’03,  President/ Chief Executive Officer, People, Inc.

Christopher Fulco, EdD, President, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute

Marie Hojncki ’83, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, Associate Head & Director of World Campus Programs, Penn State University

Thomas F. Keenan ’74, MBA ’81

Thomas C. Kingston ’71, Financial/Business Consultant, Ivoclar

Bree C. Kramer ’00, DO, Medical Director of Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Associate Director, Apheresis Programs, Oishei Children’s Hospital

Anthony J. Lana ’89, JD, Attorney, Anthony J. Lana Law Firm

Robert McArdle ’88, MBA, Executive Director/Market Executive, JP Morgan Chase

Ellen S. Musialowski ’08, Accounting Manager, Linde PLC

John S. Prizner, III ’97, Senior Principal Gifts Officer, Advancement & External Affairs, Syracuse University

Lynn A. Pullano ’85, President, All Good

Timothy A. Sanders ’97, Security Management, Calspan Corporation