We are pleased to announce that Theresa LeClerc and Sarah Machajewski joined our academic affairs marketing and communications staff as senior writer/editor on June 6.
Theresa is a UB graduate in communications and has an extensive and impressive private industry employment record in advertising, public relations, marketing and development. She is joining us directly from Erie 1 BOCES where she supported the internal and external communication needs of superintendents in four area school districts. This post required her to build solid relationships with diverse educational communities while managing crisis communications, brand development, strategic planning and print and digital product development. In order to meet her concurrent commitments to her district clients, Theresa rotated from one school to another throughout each week. All of her contacts in these districts praised her ability to meet each superintendent’s rigorous performance requirements.
Sarah, a western New York native, is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a BA in English Literature and History. She also served as editor-in-chief of HerCampus online magazine. She is comfortable in many work settings – on-site and as a remote contributor – performing research, developing content, performing interviews, providing editorial review and developing and managing social media. Her most recent position was with Rosen Publishing, in Buffalo, as associate editor. In that role she developed curricular books for pre-K through 12 audiences – taking them from concept to publication. Her scope of responsibilities included collaborating with authors, editors, designers, freelancers and company executives to ensure products which maintained high quality standards and enforced the Rosen Publishing brand.
Both Theresa and Sarah are located in the Marketing and Communications suite in 214 Talbert Hall.
We are pleased to announce that Sandy Flash will be joining the Graduate School as a new Associate Dean, effective November 30th of this year.
Sandy is coming to the Graduate School with 22 years of service to UB. After working for two years as an advisor for international students, Sandy served for eleven years as Director of Study Abroad Programs. During that time, she coordinated administration, marketing, recruitment, advising, and admissions for more than 60 overseas programs. Under Sandy’s leadership, UB achieved study abroad participation rates that were three times the national average.
Since 2006, Sandy has served as Executive Director of Academic and Student Affairs for the School of Dental Medicine, where she has worked on new program development as well as many aspects of student services. Sandy was instrumental in designing an admissions system that enabled holistic application review to increase diversity among incoming students in Dental Medicine. She has also been a national leader in graduate admissions. For the past three years, Sandy has chaired a national task force on application services for the American Dental Education Association.
Sandy received her PhD in Comparative and Global Studies in Education from UB. She received her BA and EdM from UB as well.
Graham Hammill, former Chair of the Department of English, began his appointment as Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School on August 1st.
In his new position, Dr. Hammill will provide leadership to the Graduate School and a vision for graduate and professional education at UB. Among his responsibilities will be promoting the development of innovative graduate and professional programs and coordination of the approval process for new academic degree programs.
Please congratulate and welcome Dean Hammill.
The Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education is pleased to announce Karyn St. George as the new Administrative Director of the Honors College.
Karyn was doing an excellent job as the interim administrative director, and was always going to be a top candidate for the permanent job — a fact we confirmed through the course of a nationwide search led by Professor Barbara Bono of the English department. This search presented many wonderfully qualified and committed individuals for consideration. In the end, Karyn emerged as a unanimous choice. Please congratulate Karyn and welcome her to her new role.
Please join the UB Curriculum office and Undergraduate Education in welcoming Lindsey Lambert as the newest member of our team. Lindsey will serve as the program’s staff assistant and will be responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support for our general education program. Lindsey completed her master’s degree at UB in higher education administration in May. Throughout the duration of her master’s program, she worked as a graduate assistant in the office of Orientation, Transition & Parent Programs and pursued internships at UB (Intercultural & Diversity Center), ECC (Academic Counseling) and Canisius College (Student Success Center). Lindsey comes to her role with extensive knowledge of UB and a solid understanding of the undergraduate experience, which will prove invaluable to her success in this new role.
Lindsey can be reached at email@example.com, 716-645-7716 and is located in the Undergraduate Education suite in 24 Capen.
Please join UB’s Student Support Services Program (SSS) and the Cora P. Maloney College in welcoming Willie Moss as the newest member of our team. Willie serves as the SSS retention coordinator and is responsible for advising a caseload of SSS students and co-facilitating SSS workshops and cultural programming, along with monitoring the progress of all SSS students in the achievement of our objectives: retention, good academic standing, and graduation. Willie is a licensed master social worker with over 20 years of experience assisting first-generation, pre-college students in reaching their goals. He is new to UB and has been enjoying, in his words, a “90-degree learning curve.” Willie arrives at UB from Connecticut, where he commuted four hours a day to work in NYC schools. He reports enjoying the much easier commute that the Buffalo area offers. Overall, he’s been very impressed with SSS students, their ability, achievements and resilience.
Willie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 716-645-4726 and is located in the newly-renovated SSS offices in 215 Norton.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management is pleased to announce that Rose Polino has been selected as the HR & Finance Manager. Rose comes to us with over 17 years of office administration experience at the University at Buffalo. She started in 1998 as the Office Manager for Campus Dining and Shops. Since 2008, she served as Office Manager for the offices of Student Success and Retention. In her role she managed the customer service center as well as the administration for human resources and financial management. Rose also served as the AdvisorTrac scheduling software Administrator/Trainer for the campus-wide undergraduate advising centers.
In her new role, Rose will provide support for budget and financial planning, strategic financial and fund management, internal auditing of financial matters and oversight of Human Resource matters across Enrollment Management.