Student Success Team

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
Assistant Vice President, 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 | Cura Personalis Committee

Hilary Andelora


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

Sharon Sicignano


Sharon Sicignano
Administrative Associate

Nikola Rakicevic '21
Graduate Assistant, Academic Achievement

Wesley Scheier '20
Graduate Assistant, Student-Athlete Support Services

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 & Handshake



Dominique Gagnier '20
Graduate Assistant, Career Development

Support Services Team

The Support Services Team offers individualized support to students through accessibility services, the testing center, the study center, tutoring services, and veterans affairs. 

Sierra Bonerb


Sierra Bonerb
Associate Director, Support Services
Academic Coach | Student Accessibility Support Services  | Veteran Support Services

Monika McFoy


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

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Angela Bufalino
Coordinator, Support Services
Academic Coach | Student Accessibility Support Services | Academic Mentoring Program

Vicky Ellington Headshot


Vicky Ellington '20
Graduate Assistant, Support Services

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Ursula Magsayo '20
Graduate Assistant, Support Services



Academic Achievement |  Old Main 013

Career Development | Horan O'Donnell 014

Support Services | Old Main 3rd Floor

Tutoring Center | 315
Testing Center | 317
Study Center |  318
Veteran Resource Center | 320


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

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

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Support Services