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From the President

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018

2018-2019 Commencement Committee

I am pleased to announce the membership for the 2018–2019 Buffalo State College Commencement Committee:

Chair: Lorna Perez, Associate Professor, English
Vice Chair: Theresa Janczak, Associate Professor, Exceptional Education
Immediate Past Chair: Elisa Bergslien, Associate Professor, Earth Sciences and Science Education
Secretary: Jean Salisbury, Academic Affairs

Patricia Alessandra, Commencement Director for Academics, Academic Affairs
Catherine Cardina, Associate Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics
Mark Filsinger, Assistant Professor, Music
Marnie Letzelter, Assistant to the Dean, Graduate School
Ashley Goodwin, Assistant Director, Student Leadership and Engagement
Michael Lewis, Director, Events Management
Camilo Maldonado III, Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
Alexander Nazarenko, Associate Professor, Chemistry
Michael Niman, Professor, Communication
Crystal Rodriguez, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Ramona Santa Maria, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems
Suparna Soni, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Sherri Weber, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
Rita Zientek, Associate Dean, School of the Professions

Undergraduate Students: Makai Burks, Lakeram Jairam, Brianna Marciniak, and Mia Mushington
Graduate Student: Ray Wagner

The Commencement Committee is responsible for advising the president, the provost, and other appropriate college administrators on matters pertaining to Commencement; planning and implementing Commencement ceremonies and related events; submitting  proposed actions and changes of substantive nature to the president for his or her consideration; disseminating information about Commencement throughout the institution to the appropriate departments and other interested constituents; and making recommendations to the president for Commencement speakers, if necessary. Members of the committee serve as institutional advocates and champions for Commencement activities.

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