Dean of Students Office

The dean of students sitting in the Student Union speaking to a group of students.

The Dean of Students Office provides assistance and support to students in navigating a complex university life so that UB students can flourish during their time here.

Dean of Students Team

A team of seasoned student affairs and higher education professionals provide direct support to students and advise faculty, staff, parents, and partners in student success.

Dean of Students

  • Elizabeth A. Lidano, Interim Dean of Students

Professional Staff

  • Colleen M. Connolly, Director for Student Support and Resources
  • Benjamin L. Fabian, Associate Director for Student Support and Resources
  • Katie R. DeStefano, Student Support Coordinator
  • Carmella Marinaccio, Administrative Assistant

Part-Time Staff

  • Ciara Harrington, Student Support Coordinator


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

Phone: (716) 645-2982; Fax: (716) 645-3376


Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Dean of Students Units

The Dean of Students provides leadership to four Student Life units that each offer distinctive help and care to UB students.

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