Our highly experienced leadership team provides strategic insight and guidance for all of Student Life, while departmental directors focus on specific areas of service.

Leadership Team

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Christina Hernandez.

Christina Hernandez

Interim Vice President for Student Life

Providing oversight and leadership to the units within Student Life to ensure students have the support and resources they need to thrive at the university and beyond.

University at Buffalo
520 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2982

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Barbara J. Ricotta.

Barbara J. Ricotta

Senior Associate Vice President, Student Life

Responsible for the day-to-day management of many Student Life units, helping to shape the campus experience for countless students, faculty and staff.

University at Buffalo
520 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2982

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Jeff Brady

Executive Director, Campus Dining and Shops

Meeting the varied needs of the UB community through innovative restaurants, convenient shopping options, and the multipurpose UB Card.

University at Buffalo
146 Fargo Quad
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2521

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John Lambert.

John Lambert

Director, Marketing and Communications

Providing leadership and institutional-level guidance to the internal and external marketing initiatives within Student Life.

University at Buffalo
252 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3602

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Sharon Mitchell, PhD

Senior Director, Student Wellness; Director, Counseling Services

Helping UB students manage college — and life — by promoting emotional well-being through mental health counseling, outreach activities and crisis intervention.

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quad
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720 or 829-5800

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Beth Rogan.

Beth Rogan

Director of Resource Management; Interim Unit Business Officer

Responsible for administrative support in the areas of resource planning, processing, and development for Student Life.

University at Buffalo
407 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6045

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Tom Tiberi

Director, Campus Living

Creating dynamic communities — including residence halls and apartments — that support academic and personal success.

University at Buffalo
106 Red Jacket Quad
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2171


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Kevin Ahuna, PhD

Director, Intercultural and Diversity Center

Supporting all students on campus and creating a strong sense of belonging by celebrating differences as proudly as we celebrate commonalities.

University at Buffalo
240 Student Union
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2434

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Matt Ardila-Weigand, PhD

Director, Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs

Making the transition to UB easier by connecting new students with the people and resources they need to succeed.

University at Buffalo
112 Student Union
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6125

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Hadar Borden

Program Director, Blackstone LaunchPad and WNY Prosperity Fellowship Program

Introducing entrepreneurship as a viable career path through coaching, venture creation support and fellowship opportunities.

University at Buffalo
220 Student Union
Buffalo, New York 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8111

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Randall Borst

Director, Accessibility Resources

Providing a variety of accommodations for students with disabilities, including interpreters, assistive technology and accessible course materials.

University at Buffalo
60 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2608

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Phyllis Floro

Director, Student Engagement

Giving students the opportunity to make positive change by developing an understanding of themselves, others and their community through active citizenship.

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469

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Daniel Kaczmarek.

Daniel Kaczmarek

Director, Assessment and Research

Supports the values and goals of Student Life by providing timely and reliable information regarding operations and performance.

University at Buffalo
1 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-3133

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Arlene Kaukus

Director, Career Services

Empowering UB students to discover, develop and achieve their future careers through self-assessment, internship opportunities, career exploration and job search support.

University at Buffalo
259 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2231

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Elizabeth Lidano

Director, Student Conduct and Advocacy

Supporting a safe, positive and just campus environment through regulations, mediation, advocacy and victims’ assistance programs.

University at Buffalo
9 Norton Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6154

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Marla McBride

Director, Health Promotion

Promoting long-term wellness by providing a wealth of services related to healthy lifestyles, rape and sexual assault prevention, and stress reduction.

University at Buffalo
114 Student Union
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2837

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Dan Ryan, PhD

Director, Veteran Services

Providing assistance with veterans’ benefits, academic policies and access to campus resources.

University at Buffalo
321 Student Union
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 829-5586

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Susan Snyder

Director, Student Health Services

Offering both urgent and non-urgent medical care for students — including health screenings, clinics and immunizations — regardless of health insurance.

University at Buffalo
Michael Hall, 3435 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-3316

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Maria Wallace

Director, Student Unions

Providing welcoming space, services and facilities to support the needs of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

University at Buffalo
235 Student Union
Buffalo, New York 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2055