Griff Center Staff

The Griff Center for Student Success is comprised of professionals who are trained in student development; who offer academic and career assistance; and provide services tailored to address the diverse developmental stages of a student’s academic career. We possess the interpersonal skills needed to be able to help individuals with a wide range of specialized needs. 

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Griff Center Administration

The Griff Center for Student Success is comprised of three areas to support the student experience: Academic Achievement, Career Development, and Support Services.

Mark Harrington


Dr. Mark Harrington
Interim Senior Associate Dean, Student Success
Academic & Career Coach | Retention & Persistence | Assessment

Jennifer Herrmann


Jennifer Herrmann
Associate Dean, Student Success
Academic Coach | Transfer Student Services | Academic Counseling

Academic Achievement Team

The Academic Achievement Team supports students through advisement of freshmen, undecided students, transfer students, and student-athletes. Additionally, the team is responsible for working with students to set academic goals and assist with their academic success.

Tracy Callaghan


Tracy Callaghan
Associate Director, Academic Achievement
Academic Coach | Freshmen Scheduling | Students of Concern

Hilary Andelora


Hilary Andelora
Assistant Director, Academic Achievement
Academic Coach | Student-Athlete Advisement | Academic Mentoring Program

Sharon Sicignano


Sharon Sicignano
Administrative Associate

Career Development Team

The Career Development Team is responsible for assisting students with their career goals through strategic partnerships with our Canisius faculty and employers. This team supports our students through career coaching, alumni connections, on campus recruitment, and career events.

Eileen Abbatoy


Eileen Abbatoy
Senior Associate Director, Career Development
Career Coach | Alumni Outreach | Faculty Liaison

Sheila Pettigrew


Sheila Pettigrew
Senior Assistant Director, Career Development
Career Coach | Employer Relations | Career Events

Rachel Gromlovits


Rachel Gromlovits
Coordinator, Career Development
Career Coach | On Campus Recruitment | Marketing Communications

Support Services Team

The Support Services Team offers individualized support to students through accessibility services, the proctor site, the scuba (study) zone, tutoring services, and veterans affairs. 

Sierra Bonerb


Sierra Bonerb
Associate Director, Support Services
Academic Coach | Accessibility Support | Veterans Affairs

Monika McFoy


Monika McFoy
Assistant Director, Support Services
Academic Coach | Tutoring Services | Academic Workshops

Angela Bufalino
Coordinator, Support Services
Academic Coach | Proctor Site | Accessibility Support & Scuba Zone



Academic Achievement |  Old Main 013

Career Development | Old Main 013

Support Services | Old Main 3rd Floor

Tutoring Services | 315
General Proctor Site | 317
Scuba (Study) Zone |  318
Veterans Lounge | 320


Academic Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday  |  8:30am-5:30pm
Friday  |  8:30am-5pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday  |  8:30am-4:30pm
Friday | 8:30am-1pm

Contact Us

Academic Achievement

Career Development

Support Services