Organizational Structure

St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education.

The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields.

Overall Leadership

Board of Trustees Chairman
Martin K. Birmingham

President
Gerard J. Rooney, Ph.D.
Senior Executive Assistant and Board Secretary – Joan L. Benulis
Senior Executive Assistant – Mary M. McGowan

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Kevin Railey, Ph.D.
    Executive Assistant – Amy Gaffney
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management
    Jose J. Perales
    Executive Assistant – Lauren M. Ciaccia
  • Vice President for Institutional Advancement
    Phillip D. Castleberry
    Executive Assistant – Joanne Dennstedt
  • Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    Linda M. Steinkirchner
    Executive Assistant – Jill D. Rathbun
  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives
    Richard DeJesús-Rueff, Ed.D.
    Executive Assistant – Chenno N. Bowens
  • Director, Campus Ministry
    Kevin Mannara
  • Director, Institutional Research
    Elizabeth A. Lachance
  • Director, Marketing and Communications
    Kate M. Torok
Academic Affairs Division

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kevin Railey, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant – Amy Gaffney

  • Associate Provost
    Eileen L. Lynd-Balta
  • Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
    Ann Marie Fallon
    Assistant to the Dean – TBD
  • Dean, School of Business
    Rama Yelkur
    Assistant to the Dean – Amanda Burns
  • Dean, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
    Michael W. Wischnowski
    Assistant to the Dean – Carol Ziegler
  • Founding Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing
    Associate Vice President for Community Engagement
    Dianne Cooney Miner
    Assistant to the Dean – Carolyn Martin
  • Dean, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
    Christine R. Birnie
    Assistant to the Dean – Pamela Carzo
  • Registrar
    Julia M. Thomas
  • Director, Higher Education Opportunity Program
    Clarence A. Norman
  • Director, Lavery Library
    Melissa E. Jadlos
  • Director, Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
    Lynn Donahue
  • Director, Center for Community Engagement
    Robert Thompson
Enrollment Management Division

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Jose J. Perales
Executive Assistant – Lauren M. Ciaccia

  • Director, Freshman Admissions
    Stacy A. Ledermann
  • Director, Transfer and Graduate Admissions
    TBD
  • Director, Financial Aid
    Angela B. Monnat
  • Director, Athletics
    Robert A. Ward
Institutional Advancement Division

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Phillip D. Castleberry
Executive Assistant – Joanne Dennstedt

  • Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving
    TBD
  • Director, Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
    Maya A.C. Temperley
  • Director of Development
    Elizabeth C. Ciaccio
  • Director of Development
    Melissa L. Head
  • Director of Advancement Services
    Kelly L. Sudol
Financial Affairs Division

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Linda M. Steinkirchner
Executive Assistant – Jill D. Rathbun

  • Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs
    TBD
  • Chief Information Officer
    Stacy S. Slocum
  • Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
    Elizabeth Skrainar
  • Director, Facilities Services
    Kenneth Widanka
  • Director, Contract and Auxiliary Services
    TBD
Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives Division

Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives
Richard DeJesús-Rueff, Ed.D.
Executive Assistant – Chenno N. Bowens

  • Assistant Dean for Student and Residential Life
    Terri L. Travaglini
  • Director, Campus Life
    Teah M. Terrance
  • Director, Health and Wellness Center
    Rebecca L. Kieffer
  • Director, Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs
    Yantee Slobert
  • Director, Safety and Security
    David DiCaro