Alumni Association Board of Directors

Mission Statement: The Canisius College Alumni Association Board of Directors assists the college, and specifically the Office of Alumni Engagement, in achieving its mission to engage alumni in direct and meaningful ways in order to develop a long-term relationship between alumni and alma mater.

Executive Committee

  • Pauline Will '93, President
  • Ellen (Leutze) Musialowski '08, First Vice President
  • Susan Polvino `82, Second Vice President
  • Judy Bassanello '83, Immediate Past President
  • Liz Culliton, Director, Alumni Engagement

Board Members

  • Myles M. Abbott '03, MBA '04, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Nina M. (Cimino) Barone '06, Director of Admissions, Director of Marketing & Communications, Nichols School
  • Judy A. (Trybuszkiewicz) Bassanello '83, Senior Vice President, Citigroup Inc.
  • Kevin Downey `05, MBA `97, Commercial Sales, G&G Fitness and President KDBF Properties, LLC
  • Maria-Rose Frisina '93, Senior Systems Administrator, University at Buffalo
  • Michael S. Hofer '08, MBA '10, Financial Analysis Officer, First Niagara Financial Group
  • Marie E. Hojnacki, '83 PhD, Associate Professor, Penn State University
  • Nina F. (Eucaliptus) Juncewicz '93, Attorney, The Law Office of Nina Juncewiza, P.C.
  • Thomas F. Keenan '74, MBA '81, Vice President, M&T Bank
  • Thomas C. Kingston '71, Vice President of Finance and Administration (Retired), Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.
  • Michael A. Kochczynski '08, MS '12 Manager, Delaware North at Niagara Falls State Park
  • Polly Quinlan Klapper '82, Vice President, Retirement and Institutional Services, M&T/Wilmington Trust
  • Anthony Limina `08, MBA `15, Accounting Manager, National Fuel Gas Supply Cooporation/Empire Pipeline, Inc.
  • Aidan McCarthy MBA `10, S.V.P. Food Safety Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Rich Products
  • Ellen S. (Luetze) Musialowski '08, Accounting Manager, Praxair, Inc
  • Susan M. (Colmerauer) Polvino '82, Vice President- Investment Research, Citigroup Inc.
  • Lisa M. (Campieri) Pugliese '89, Director, Office of Public Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Terrell Robinson `12, FI Middle Office, Citigroup, Inc.
  • Christi Roorda `07, MBA `13, GPMM Manager, Global Asset Recovery, Praxair, Inc.
  • Kimberly Ruppel `06, Associate Director of Development, The Park School of Buffalo
  • Michelle (Tesseyman) Skelley '91, Legal Assistant, Bennett, Schechter, Arcuri & Will LLP
  • Susan M. (Manley) Swarts MBA '99, Retired - Manager - Project & Scheduling at Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
  • Mark Tortelli `10, Procurement Payroll & Data Manager, Lactalis American Group
  • Christopher D. Urban, Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors
  • Pauline C. (Costanzo) Will '93, Attorney/Partner, Bennett, Schechter, Arcuri & Will LLP


  • Sharon Kasperczyk AA'12, Senior Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
  • Liz Culliton, Director, Alumni Engagement

Student Representative/Chapter Liaison

  • Amelia Greenan'18, USA President
  • Lindsey A. Kasperczyk `09, Financial Assistant, Jensen, Marks, Langer & Vance LLC



General Information

-The board year runs from July 1 – June 30

-Three year terms

-Members can serve up to two successive terms

-Responsibilities are conducive to fit the busy schedules of working professionals

-Board members may participate in meetings via telephone



-The board primarily achieves its goals through the work of its committees

-Each year, the board recognizes students, faculty and alumni with various awards



-To nominate yourself or someone for the Board of Directors, please e-mail a resume and letter of interest to Deadline for nominations is March 30, 2018.

-The board elects new members in the Spring.