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

  • Darlene Robb headshot.

    Darlene Robb (she/her)

    Business Manager
    Student Engagement

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


  • 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

  • Susan O'Rourke headshot.

    Susan O'Rourke (she/her)

    Assistant Director
    Leadership & Development

    Leadership Development, SAMPLE, Student Life Graduate Assistantship Programming, Student Development, Experiential Learning, Mentoring

  • 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 & Development

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

  • Ally Sievers headshot.

    Ally Sievers (she/her)

    LEAD Coordinator
    Leadership & Development

    Student Engagement Ambassadors, Leadership Development & Programming, Pride & Traditions Programs, 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


  • A headshot of Cheyenne DeMarco.

    Cheyenne DeMarco (she/her)

    AmeriCorps VISTA
    Community & Civic Engagement

    Student Volunteer Engagement, Community Partners Engagement, Sustainable Development for Health Futures, Food Security Assessment, and Poverty Alleviation Initiatives

Not Pictured

  • Maria Cacho (she/her), Graduate Assistant - Leadership & Development and Pride & Tradition Programs
  • Erin Duggan (they/them), Graduate Assistant  - Community & Civic Engagement and Student Governance & Organizations
  • Aiona Lawrence (she/her), Graduate Intern - Student Governance & Organizations Operations
  • Ellison McMahon (she/her), Graduate Intern - Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Sarah Wack (she/her), Graduate Assistant - Leadership & Development

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!

Contact Us

Student Engagement

Student Life

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

Phone: (716) 645-6469