Student Engagement Team

Our team empowers students to make the most of their experiences at UBuffalo while supporting and developing students' understanding and appreciation of self, others and community.

The Student Engagement Team

  • A headshot of Phyllis Floro. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes and is wearing a royal blue shirt with a black and white houndstooth checkered patterned jacket.

    Phyllis Floro (she/her)

    Student Engagement

    Student Engagement, Student Affairs Administration, Supervision, Large Scale Programming, Experiential Learning, Student Involvement

  • Jude Butch headshot.

    Jude Butch (he/him)

    Senior Associate Director
    Student Engagement

    Pride & Tradition Programs (Oozefest, Family Weekend, Senior Celebrations), Staff Supervision & Development, Program Development & Execution

  • Rachel DiDomizio headshot.

    Rachel DiDomizio (she/her)

    Assistant Director
    Community & Civic Engagement

    Alternative Breaks, Service Organizations, Civic Engagement & UB Votes, Community Outreach, Student Development, and Critical Reflection

  • James Mauck headshot.

    James Mauck (he/him)

    Assistant Director
    Director of Marching Band

    Athletic Bands, Performances, Leadership Development, Public Performance Training, Music Ensemble Skill Development, Experiential Learning, Community Service

  • Darlene Robb headshot.

    Darlene Robb (she/her)

    Business Manager
    Student Engagement

    Business Operations, Office Management, Student Assistant Supervision, Budgeting, Operations Management


  • Susan O'Rourke headshot.

    Susan O'Rourke (she/her)

    Assistant Director
    Mentorship Initiatives

    Here to Career, SAMPLE, Student Life Graduate Assistantship Programming, Student Development, Experiential Learning, Mentoring, Student Employment

  • Pam Stephens-Jackson headshot.

    Pam Stephens-Jackson (she/her)

    Assistant Director
    Fraternity & Sorority Life

    Council of Presidents, Fraternity/Sorority and Council Advisement, Greek Honor Societies, Philanthropy, Service, Student Development


  • Thomas Vane headshot.

    Thomas Vane (he/him)

    Assistant Director
    Student Governance & Organizations

    Student Governments, University Clubs & Organizations, Programming, Recognition, Student Development, Leadership Education & Development, Student Involvement

  • Hannah DeGraff headshot.

    Hannah Giarrizzo (she/her)

    LEAD Coordinator
    Community & Civic Engagement

    Celebration of Service, Ready, Set, Buffalo!, Social Change Saturdays, UB Kind Events, Staff Supervision & Development, Program Development & Execution

  • Sarah Schauer headshot.

    Sarah Schauer (she/her)

    LEAD Coordinator
    Leadership Education

    Leadership House, Leadership Training Camp, Virtual Leadership Academy, Leadership Development & Programming, Team Building, Student Development, Experiential Learning

  • A headshot of James Basta. He has dark brown hair and hazel eyes and is wearing a light blue men's dress shirt with a deep red tie.

    James Basta (he/him)


    Esports, UB Gaming Association, LevelUP Gaming Space, Esports Competitive and Varsity Teams

Not Pictured

  • Cheyenne DeMarco (she/her), AmeriCorps VISTA - Community & Civic Engagement
  • Hope Carroll (they/them), Graduate Assistant - Mentorship Initiatives and Pride & Tradition Programming
  • Erin Duggan (she/her, they/them), Graduate Assistant  - Community & Civic Engagement and Student Governance & Organizations
  • Jeremy Raymore (he/him), Graduate Assistant - Leadership Education
  • Kayla Lujan (she/her), Graduate Intern - Community & Civic Engagement
  • Tessa Pszonak (she/her), Graduate Intern - Here to Career
  • Jasmine Samano (she/her), Graduate Intern - Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Darrell Thornton (he/him), Graduate Intern - Fraternity & Sorority Life

Meet with Staff Members

Looking to meet with someone on the Student Engagement Team? You can schedule meetings with us through Navigate.

  1. Open the Navigate App or Website
  2. Select "Student Life"
  3. Select a service
  4. Select an available time and date

General questions can also be directed to our office - see our contact information below!

Student Engagement

Student Life

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: Contact form

Phone: (716) 645-6469