Student Conduct and Advocacy Changes: Two New Student Life Departments

The dean of students talking to students outside the new office in 315 Student Union.

Published September 30, 2022

The Student Life unit formerly known as Student Conduct and Advocacy has changed and split services into two new student-facing departments.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office in 315 Student Union provides campus-wide assistance and support to students in navigating a complex university life. This unit can assist you with responding to student concerns or students in distress and is home to support services like emergency funds. Additionally, during this academic year, the Blue Table food pantry program will transition to this unit’s portfolio. Staff who can assist you from this area include:

  • Elizabeth Lidano, Interim Dean of Students
  • Colleen Connolly, Director for Student Support and Resources
  • Benjamin Fabian, Associate Director for Student Support and Resources
  • Katie DeStefano, Student Support Coordinator
  • Ciara Harrington, Part-Time Student Support Coordinator
  • Carmella Marinaccio, Administrative Assistant

Student Conduct

Student Conduct, located in 9 Norton Hall, manages the university’s student conduct process and can assist with records checks, community service referrals, and consultations with the Students’ Advocate. Staff who can assist you from this area include:

  • Michelle Russell, Interim Director of Student Conduct
  • Peter Cason, Associate Director
  • David Wright, Assistant Director
  • Kapila Klas, Conduct Coordinator
  • Teresa Dean, Office Manager

Learn more or contact either unit:

University at Buffalo
315 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2982; Fax: (716) 645-2260

Student Conduct

Student Life

University at Buffalo
9 Norton Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6154; Fax: (716) 645-3376